Impeachment saga: Governor Amaechi was actually attacked – Rivers gov’t (WATCH)
konknaijaboy | On 10, Jul 2013
Forces loyal to the Rivers state governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi in the state House of Assembly engaged in a physical fight with members who are opposed to him leading to unimaginable chaos.
In the confusion that ensued, at least four members of the House of Assembly were injured with some claiming to have impeached the Speaker, Hon. Otelemaba Amachree.
In a reaction to the unfortunate incident, the commissioner for information, Ibim Semenitari spoke to the press saying the governor was at the premises of the State House of Assembly to make sure that the rule of law prevails.
According to her, the governor’s presence was to mediate among the lawmakers.
She said, “Governor Chibuike Amaechi upon hearing that there was a fight went into the Assembly so that he could secure lives and properties and make sure that nobody is injured, so along with his own security from Government House, went to the Assembly, upon getting there he was actually attacked, Hon. Kelechi Nwogu was heard telling some people shoot him, shoot him, at this point the leader of the Assembly has to put himself in front of the Governor to prevent the governor from receiving those attacks.”
She accused politicians from outside the state of making an attempt to take over governance of the State.
“It’s the worst embarrassment that Rivers State has ever witnessed because Rivers State has never witnessed this kind of situation ever before,” she said.
Watch the embarrassing video below: