PDP Reprimands Amaechi For Ordering The Shooting of Protesting Ogoni Youths
…Says Amaechi Hates Ogoni People
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reiterated its earlier position that Gov Chibuike Amaech has never been favourably disposed towards the Ogoni people.
The PDP expressed this in a statement from the office of the State Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah and signed by his Media Adviser, Jerry Needam while reacting to the alleged shooting ordered by Gov Amaechi at the protesting Ogoni youths at the Government House gate Port Harcourt Thursday, November 27, 2014.
The gathering of the Ogoni youths who were at the Government House to protest against the dumping of one of their own, Senator Magnus Abe as the governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for next year’s general elections, according to the PDP could not be different from similar protests led by Amaechi himself at the Police Headquarters Abuja and elsewhere in the country to register his disapproval of certain developments of public concern.
The PDP said it has been vindicated on its earlier caution that Gov Amaechi was only using the UNEP report to incite the Ogonis against President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government to his personal advantage as though he loves the Ogonis more than the President does.
The PDP recalls with regrets several times at different public fora where Gov Amaechi stated that it’s Ogoni’s turn to produce the next Governor, describing Senator Magnus Abe as one detribalized and qualified Ogoni man capable of taking up the challenge after him.
It’s however interesting though unfortunate for the good people of the Ogoni, the PDP remarks, that Amaechi has true to his character proved to the people that he cannot be trusted by unabashedly and single handedly endorsing the member representing Opobo/Nkoro/Andoni federal constituency in the National Assembly over and above Senator Magnus Abe who has totally identified himself with him since his days in exile.
The PDP condemns the inhumane treatment by Government House security on the orders of Gov Amaechi who attacked, beat up and shot at the Ogoni people, describing it as a wrong way to show gratitude to the Ogoni people that have given him support and he has failed to fulfill his promise of giving the governorship ticket to an Ogoniman.
The PDP urges the Ogoni people to see Gov Amaechi and the APC as their real enemies and distance themselves from him and his party, APC.
Special Adviser, on Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah
Thursday, November 27, 2014.