Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi lied when he said that he was not given any fair hearing before he was suspended from the party.
Secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Ibibia Opuene O’Walters said the governor as well as members of the state House of Assembly were given 48 hours to respond to charges levelled against him by the party.
“Now let me tell you, Amaechi was privy of his offence. He was privy of the charges that we gave to him. I want to say that our executive invited him. You were there at the press conference where we gave him a directive and an ultimatum. We gave him 48hours”, he said.
The secretary said that instead of responding to the charges, the governor adopted a scornful quietness, ignoring the leadership of the party adding that whereas the governor was given opportunity to respond to charges, Obio/Akpo chairman as well as all the counsellors suspended were never heard on the floor of the house where the motion was read and adopted.
“What is good for Obio/Akpor chairman is also good for Rotimi Amaechi, what is good for Obio/Akpor councillors as small as their positions are should also be good for Amaechi. The least councillor at Obio/Akpor has a wife and his wife loves him as Amaechi’s wife loves him, so none of them will forego one for another. Will your wife prefer you to die for Amaechi? Why do we begin to do things as though what we think is the best; the way we work is the best way to work, the way we talk is the best way to talk, some other people’s thought are inferior to ours even though you do not have any standard test for it”, he said.