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Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by kross01(m): 11:34pm On May 03, 2013
ARMED policemen Friday sealed off the Obio-Akpor Council of Rivers State thus complicating the already tangled politics in the state.
Rivers State House of Assembly had last week suspended the chairman of Obio/Akpor, Mr. Timothy Paul Nsirim, his vice and 17 councilors following allegation of financial impropriety levelled against them by some persons who petitioned the state
legislature.
The Obio-Akpor Council caretaker committee chairman, Dike David Chikordi, told The Guardian that at about 2pm Friday, armed policemen led by the Rumuodumaya Divisional Police Officer (DPO), stormed his office saying he had instruction from the
Rivers State Commissioner to seal off the council and that the chairman and other members of his executive should vacate their offices. Chikordi said he demanded from the DPO any legal document backing the action but none was presented. Consequently, the
chairman said, he directed all members of his executive to remain in their offices.
“At about 2pm, the DPO from Rumuodumaya tried to order me and my members out of the council claiming he had order from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu. Then I asked him where is the court order that mandates him to … but he could
not present any. Based on this, I told him that I and my members were not going out of the council,” he said. Chikordi, who decried the Police action and as a coup d’état, said it was surprising that the Police could be used to perpetrate unconstitutional act in a democratic dispensation. According to him, he refused to yield to the antics of the Police because he was
legitimately brought to office by the House of Assembly and sworn into office by the Rivers State government. When The Guardian visited the council, scores of armed policemen had used their vans to block the main gate to the council. The Policemen who declined to comment on why they had invaded the premises of the council however did not prevent
workers from leaving their offices. When contacted, the Rivers State Police command spokesperson,
Ben Ugwuegbulam, told The Guardian that the Police had received security report that the council secretariat was about to be attacked and to avert this, policemen were immediately deployed to secure life and property. He denied that the Police received directives from the Presidency to seal off the council. Asked when the Police would leave the premises, he declined a response. A source however told The Guardian that the plot to forcefully remove Chikordi-led Obio-Akpor council caretaker committee might not be unconnected to a brief interaction with the wife of
the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, at the Port Harcourt Airport on Thursday evening. It was gathered that Chikordi and some top Rivers State
Government functionaries had gone to the Port Harcourt Airport to welcome Mrs. Jonathan. And in the process of introducing dignitaries from the state, Chikordi presented himself as the Obio-Akpor chairman. The source said the first lady asked him if he was the suspended or the new chairman, and he affirmed that he was the new chairman. The source said the First Lady became incensed and told him that he was an illegal chairman. However, when contacted, Chikordi confirmed the interaction but
denied being referred to as an illegal chairman by the wife of the president.
“We were at the airport to welcome the wife of the president and I introduced myself as the Obio-Akpor chairman. She asked me “are you the suspended or the new chairman?” and I said I am the new chairman. That was the only interaction,” said Chikordi.
Source: www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120752%3A-as-police-invade-obio-akpor-council&catid=1%3Anational&Itemid=559&utm_source=&utm_medium=twitter
Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by CyberG: 12:22am On May 04, 2013
Serves them right! 100.2% votes and this is the crap you get in return from th creek fisherman? Funny how the retardeen keeps fo.oling himself thinking we don't know he is behind all the brouhaha? Was it not how PDP encouraged and birthed militancy in the SS giving guns to criminals who made PH shitty hell in the days of yore? Is the retardeen not in charge of the police again as the IG answers to him? One day, this retardeen will be removed either violently or otherwise, but nothing lasts forever.

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Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by Scarpon(m): 12:52am On May 04, 2013
oh god I pray for my country please help Nigeria
Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by Tigerhead: 5:20am On May 04, 2013
Why would that clown go and welcome Mrs Jonathan other than to rub it in GEJ's face? The local party has disowned him, so why was he there? If you pinch the tigers tail you will get a response. Now he has no office. He can go operate from under Amaechi's bed.

Amaechi must be brought to order. Nonsense.


CyberG: Serves them right! 100.2% votes and this is the crap you get in return from th creek fisherman?

You know this is why I always find you lunatics amusing.


Please if GEJ is a creek fisherman, what are the people of Rivers state? Are we Yoruba men? You see why you should not comment on issues that concern us.

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Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by kross01(m): 6:29am On May 04, 2013
Tigerhead: Why would that clown go and welcome Mrs Jonathan other than to rub it in GEJ's face? The local party has disowned him, so why was he there? If you pinch the tigers tail you will get a response. Now he has no office. He can go operate from under Amaechi's bed.

Amaechi must be brought to order. Nonsense.
You know this is why I always find you lunatics amusing.
Oga Tiger I dont think you really read the article
Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by omenka(m): 6:43am On May 04, 2013
"Chikordi, who decried the Police action and as a
coup d’état, said it was surprising that the Police could be used to perpetrate unconstitutional act in a democratic dispensation."

Goodmrnin sir.
Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by Chrisbenogor(m): 7:28am On May 04, 2013
This getting more interesting.
Obio Akpor is one LGA in rivers state that has as much resources as maybe some states in Nigeria. No big wonder the battle is being fought there.
So who ordered the police men to seal it? Surely not the governor of the state.....
Military styled Fresh Air lol
Re: Rivers State PDP Power Play Gets Messier, As Policemen Are Deployed by chukwudi44(m): 8:02am On May 04, 2013
CyberG: Serves them right! 100.2% votes and this is the crap you get in return from th creek fisherman? Funny how the retardeen keeps fo.oling himself thinking we don't know he is behind all the brouhaha? Was it not how PDP encouraged and birthed militancy in the SS giving guns to criminals who made PH shitty hell in the days of yore? Is the retardeen not in charge of the police again as the IG answers to him? One day, this retardeen will be removed either violently or otherwise, but nothing lasts forever.

Some of you guys are quite funny,you expect the south-south not to vote for one of their own in favour of a fulani man? Do you really see that happening? Come 2015 GEJ would sweep the polls again in the south-south region.Thatz how Nigeria politics is,religion and tribalism serves as key motivating factor for voters

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