‘Ignore the President’s aide’ – Amaechi responds to Presidency’s allegation he instigated Rivers Crises
The Governor of Rivers State has swiftly shut down allegations insinuating that he is behind the crises in the State. The special adviser to President Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak had blamed the crises rocking Rivers on the governor in an earlier issued statement.
Gulak said, “It is mischief to say that the President is behind the crisis in Rivers State. The President cannot be part of the crisis in that state. He is a man of peace.
“The problem in Rivers State is the internal wrangling of the administration of the governor. It is sad that when there are crises in the assembly, the governor will physically drive to the House of Assembly to partake in the crises.
“The fact is that in this crisis in Rivers State, the governor should be held responsible because if he did not go to the house of assembly, those guys wouldn’t have been emboldened to beat people up.”
Reacting to Gulak, the Chief Press Secretary to the Rivers State Governor, David Iyofor, said the special adviser to the President was the “Wada Nas of our time, who should be ignored.”
“Gulak’s statement lacks the necessary logic. Was Amaechi one of the five lawmakers who attempted to remove the Speaker in a House of 32 members?
“Was Amaechi responsible for shooting teargas into the Government House? If Gulak does not know what to say, it is better for him to keep quiet and allow peace to reign,” Iyofor said.