Leave Amaechi alone, activist urges Clark

In the unfolding political drama in the country, a labour and political activist in Rivers State, James Kobah, has called on Ijaw leader and former Information Minister, Edwin K. Clark to leave the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, alone and refrain from witch-hunting him.
Kobah, while bemoaning the political travails of Amaechi, accused the Ijaw leader of misleading President Goodluck Jonathan in the current political crisis in the country.
He said Clark did not show political wisdom when he recently called for the expulsion of the Rivers State Governor from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for alleged anti-party activities.
He called on Clark to go home and “rest since he has nothing to offer Mr President”.
He added that the Ijaw leader should also be held responsible for the failure of the Jonathan administration.
Kobah spoke when he addressed a cross-section of the media in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
“Chief Clark says he has a new wife at 84. He should rest at home and manage his new wife. He should rest at home and enjoy his new wife since he has nothing to offer Mr. President. We are not happy over what is going on now in the state, especially when people like Chief E. K. Clark are involved in misleading Mr. President. We want to ask him (Clark) to leave Amaechi and Rivers State alone. He can continue to deceive Mr. President if Mr. President decides to accept his advice. There is a crisis of this magnitude in which people, governors, national and state Assembly members are pulling out of the PDP and he’s still there deceiving Mr. President.
“When Amaechi became governor of this state, yes, most of us anticipated that he would have problems with some people because of his philosophy, his concept of government.  You know he (Amaechi) is one who enjoyed justice to become governor of this state, so I think that influenced his character and of course his very first pronouncement was that this government is not a continuation of any previous government.  Government House was spending about N1.3 billion monthly on Government House when Amaechi came in he cut it to about N400 million, this shows some level of prudence and commitment.  There should be no bias about it,” he said.

He described Amaechi as a brilliant and focused political leader, who should not be punished for ‘nursing’ any political ambition, if he has any.


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