The political woes of Governor Chibuike Amaechi continued on the downward slide on wednesday when thousands of ex-militants staged a peaceful protest, demanding his resignation.
The militants barricaded the Government House, Port Harcourt gate, insisting that Amaechi must leave office.
All the aides and commissioners were held hostage in the Government House. Attempts by some commissioners to drive out were resisted.
The ex-militants chanted anti-Amaechi songs, describing him as an agent of Boko-Haram and Northern Governors Forum.
They argued that his actions were inimical to the Niger Delta interest.
Franklin Thompson, an ex-militant from Bonny told Scan-News that all former militants have taken the decision to chase Amaechi out of Rivers State.
He said:”We benefitted from Amnesty and our lives have improved. Now Amaechi has concluded plans to contest as a Vice President. He should quietly re-locate to Jigawa State”.
He stated that the power of the people will be effectively applied on Amaechi to teach him that the power and resources he controls belong to the people.
The protesters also displayed banners and placards that condemned broadcast, print and online media allegedly compromised to spread unverified reports skewed in favour of Amaechi.
Amaechi is working with former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu and Jigawa State Governor to build political structure against President Jonathan. Also in this group is Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, another PDP member with opposition leaning.