Storm Gathers Around Amaechi Governorship

The storm is gathering in the bid by invisible forces to remove Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, sources have informed Fingered however as the arrowheads of the invisible movement are top PDP leaders, a deposed governor of the state, a senator and a serving minister.

Specifically, the quartet are said to have perfected a legal plan on the back of the tension in Rivers State, following the Court of Appeal’s ruling that Celestine Omehia, the former All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate, could challenge the ruling of the High Court that Amaechi’s first term ended on May 29, 2011, to remove Amaechi. It is a ruling Amaechi is challenging at the Supreme Court and hearing has been fixed for November 11.


Anti-Amaechi forces are said to have assured the PDP leadership that the governor is a done deal in the Court of Appeal or at the Supreme Court even though Amaechi is challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal to join Omehia in the matter.

The contention in the case is that since the Supreme Court had in 2007 ruled that it was the PDP that won the April governorship poll that year, Amaechi’s tenure should commence on May 29 of the same year, and not October 26 when he was sworn in, after taking over from Omehia.

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