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PDP Responds To Stoppage of Salaries of Judiciary Workers in Rivers State

Following confirmed stoppage of salaries of all Judiciary Staff in

Rivers State by the State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, the Peoples

Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter unequivocally condemns

this unpatriotic, selfish, crude, wicked and ill-conceived action, and

therefore, urges all relevant authorities not to respect or take the

directive seriously as it is done without respect of the law and in

total defiance of the democratic principles.

The PDP rejects and vows not to allow this irresponsible action to

take effect, and calls on all concerned to discontinuance such

directive.

Below, is a reference and statement of the directive from the Rivers

State Government:

 

BELIEVE

“RST/9051/VOL.11/44                5th June, 2014

The General Manager,

Zenith Bank Plc.,

Plot 1/2 Presidential Estate,

Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

 

Stoppage of May, 2014 Salaries of All Staff of Rivers State Judiciary

 

Sequel to the directive of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of

Rivers State, we write to request your bank to stop May, 2014 salaries

of all staff of Rivers State Judiciary till further notice.

 

Your strict compliance in this respect is solicited, please.

 

Ngozi Y. Abu KSC                        Dagogo R. Abere

Accountant-General                        Director Treasury

Rivers State”

 

1.    You better believe.

 

2.    These are the words by which Governor Rotimi Amaechi directed that

payment of the salaries of all Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary be

stopped indefinitely.

 

3.    It does not matter whether the Staff concerned is a cleaner,

driver, security guard, clerical officer, steward, cook etc. All staff

of the Rivers State Judiciary must pay for the sins of the National

Judicial Council insisting on constitutionality and independence in

the administration of the Rivers State Judiciary, the last hope of the

common man.

 

4.    The Peoples Democratic Party, Rivers State Chapter, has said it

before, and we reiterate that the Governor Chibuike Amaechi Government

in Rivers State is devilish, Godless, soulless, completely deranged,

devoid of compassion and focus. We take comfort that as you read this

Governor Amaechi and his wicked Government are on the way out of our

lives. May 29, 2015 is their terminal date.

 

5.    We call on all the Good People of Rivers State to pray fervently

for this yoke of perfidy to pass by us quickly.

 

6.    Governor Rotimi Amaechi, we ask you:

 

a.    What did the hapless Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary do to you?

 

b.    Did the Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary advice you to appoint

Honourable Justice P. N. C. Agumagu, the suspended President of the

Rivers State Customary Court of Appeal as the acting Chief Judge of

Rivers State in contravention of section 271(4) of the 1999

Constitution?

 

c.    Were the Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary whom you now deny

their salaries responsible for the February 19, 2014 shameful judicial

annulment (by the Federal High Court Port Harcourt) of your

unconstitutional appointment of suspended Honourable Justice P. N. C.

Agumagu as the acting Chief Judge of Rivers State?

 

d.    Did the Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary advice you to swear in

disgraced Honourable Justice P. N. C. Agumagu as the substantive Chief

Judge of Rivers State in contravention of section 271(1) of the 1999

Constitution?

 

e.    Are these men and women whose salaries you have stopped regardless

of its effect on their families and dependants responsible for

Honourable Justice P. N. C. Agumagu’s disgrace and suspension from

Judicial Office by the National Judicial Council because he allowed

himself to be used by you to violate the Constitution of the Federal

Republic of Nigeria in a most reprehensible manner?

 

f.    Did these men and women do anything to you when you decided to

appoint one and the same person as both the President of the Rivers

State Customary Court of Appeal and the Chief Judge of Rivers State,

the first time such travesty has ever occurred in Nigeria’s judicial

history?

 

g.    Did these men and women whom you now so callously punish not go

about their lawful duties all be it in quiet and painful indignation

at your madness?

 

h.    Are the Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary to be blamed for the

National Judicial Council’s intervention in line with their

constitutional power and duty to restore the smooth administration of

the machinery of justice in Rivers State which you so strenuously seek

to subvert?

 

i.    Must these sons and daughters of Rivers State perish in your hands

because they volunteered to serve their fatherland as Staff of the

Rivers State Judiciary?

 

j.    Must the baby and the bath water be thrown away?

 

7.    Governor Amaechi, tell the whole world why you must vent your

characteristic wickedness on hapless persons who have in no way

offended you just because you have the power to stop salaries.

 

8.    Most of these men and women whom you now punish are the same people

who voted for the Peoples Democratic Party thereby voting you into

office even though you have abandoned their mandate while

unscrupulously and immorally occupying the seat which their mandate

gave you.

 

9.    The whole world can now BELIEVE the Peoples Democratic Party when

we refer to Governor Rotimi Amaechi as a crazed despot, devoid of any

democratic principles and determined to appropriate Rivers State as

his personal serfdom and all its residents as his serfs.

 

10.    Governor Amaechi achieved this with the Rivers State House of

Assembly which has renamed itself by conduct as “Amaechi House of

Assembly”. He cannot rename the Rivers State Judiciary where all our

hopes against his tyranny is preserved “Amaechi Judiciary”.

 

11.    The Peoples Democratic Party, Rivers State Chapter, uses this

medium to reassure the Staff of the Rivers State Judiciary that it

would use all lawful means to reverse this SATANIC DIRECTIVE of

Governor Rotimi Amaechi that their salaries should no longer be paid.

 

12.    The Peoples Democratic Party, Rivers State Chapter, makes bold to

say that it would stand firmly behind the workers of the Rivers State

Judiciary and indeed all workers in Rivers State in any action they

intend to take to challenge Governor Amaechi’s satanic directive.

 

13.    The Peoples Democratic Party, Rivers State Chapter, uses this

opportunity to remind the good people of Rivers State that NOTHING

GOOD can ever emanate from the stable of Governor Amaechi and his

cohorts. They do not mean well for Rivers State and Rivers People.

Governor Amaechi and his group can never protect our welfare as Rivers

People and residents of Rivers State. All Governor Amaechi knows how

to do and does best is to INFLICT PAIN and MORE PAIN.

 

14.    But we assure the People of Rivers State and all persons resident

in Rivers State that the Peoples Democratic Party shall overcome in

Rivers State. Your hopes shall be restored. Your endeavours rewarded

abundantly.

 

15.    NEVER AGAIN SHALL WE BE SLAVES IN OUR OWN LAND.

 

16.    #AMAECHIPAYRIVERSSTATEJUDICIARYSTAFFNOW

 

Signed:

Jerry Needam

Special Adviser, Media

To Rivers State PDP Chairman,

Bro. Felix Obuah

Friday, June 6, 2014

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