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Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by thelastPope(m): 12:30pm On Jun 17, 2013
RE: PURPORTED KALABARI SOLIDARITY VISIT TO GOVERNOR AMAECHI:
KALABARI NOT IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR AMAECHI AGAINST THE PRESIDENT
We, as concerned Chiefs, opinion leaders and Kalabari elders, on behalf of the overwhelming majority of Kalabari, and indeed all Rivers people, note with strong consternation and utter embarrassment the persisting penchance of few members of the Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s government in convening phantom meetings of ethnic groups and describing same as solidarity visits to the governor; and thereafter publishing pre-written communiques as having emerged from such stage-managed meetings.
This pervading politics of deceit in Rivers State Government House was directed against Kalabari people on 11 June 2013, when protegees of governor Amaechi deceitfully invited Kalabari Chiefs and elders to meet with the governor and thereafter made several publications in the mass media to the effect that Kalabari Chiefs and people have declared unalloyed support for Governor Amaechi in his senseless fight against the presidency.
We summarily and categorically state that it is not true that Kalabari Chiefs and elders paid a solidarity visit to Governor Amaechi on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, and declared support for his administration or person against our dear Ijaw son President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR.
Kalabari people had at no time decided to undertake such an adventure in solidarity with, or in support of Governor Amaechi concerning any issue involved in the feud with Mr. President. It is our considered position that what took place in Rivers State Government House was a cheap ambush and a show of shame by a handful of politically desperate people to belittle Kalabari while pursuing their myopic and selfish agenda.
The truth was that the governor initiated the meeting and Kalabari Chiefs and people attended because they had thought that the governor wanted to discuss matters affecting Kalabari land but to their utter embarrassment protegees of the governor converted the meeting into a solidarity visit to the governor by Kalabari people.
This open manipulation did not go well with the people at the meeting and the duly appointed representative of the Amayanabo of Kalabari HRH Chief Gbobo Disrael-Bobmanuel after due consultation with the Kalabari sons and daughters present at the meeting, discarded the so-called “solidarity speech” and instead thanked the governor for inviting them and offered that Kalabari-Ijaw people were ready and willing to mediate in the feud between Governor Amaechi and Mr. President.
In his reply, Governor Amaechi was visibly unhappy with what he referred to as the noncommittal disposition of Kalabari people in the on-going crisis.
The Governor showed no welcome for the suggestion of reconciliation and openly tried to incite the Kalabari people against his perceived federal enemies. The governor insisted that his travails were due to his fight for the restoration of Kalabari oil wells.
We disagree with Amaechi on this deceitful claim that his political travails were as a result of his fight for the restoration of Kalabari oil wells. This to us is mere blackmail because the Kalabari oil wells did not remove the Chief G.U. Ake led PDP executives nor caused the conflicts in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and grounded his jet plane on account of doubtful ownership.
We consider it most dishonorable that in a political feud between Governor Amaechi and President Jonathan, the governor would ask Kalabari-Ijaw people to support him blindly against the President.
May we ask, that with a yearly budget of over 400billion Naira in the past six years amounting to over N2.4 trillion, what meaningful projects has Governor Amaechi executed in Kalabari land despite its huge oil and gas resources for him to seek solidarity with Kalabari?
We want to put it on record that the boundary crises between Kalabari and Nembe or between Rivers State and Bayelsa State started in the 19th century up to the last administration of Rivers State, which led to the suspension of the 12th edition map produced by the Federal Surveyor General and the revenue of the disputed oil wells paid into escrow account by the Government of President Olusegun Obasanjo. It has been an on-going issue which is only now being escalated by self-seeking politicians.
Kalabari Chiefs, elders and leaders therefore refuse to be drawn into this imaginary display of support for Governor Amaechi. We rather call on the governor to stop his antagonist stance and support President Goodluck Jonathan. We believe that Rivers State is better placed with a South-South person as President rather than the Vice Presidential position. We therefore declare our unflinching support for President Goodluck Jonathan.
Signed:
Chief (Sir) Hon. David Briggs
Chief Diepriye Douglas
Chief (Sir) Precious Elekima
Chief (Hon.) Ngo Briggs
Chief Charles Dokubo
Chief Bekinbo Soberekon
Chief Francis Ikiroma
Hon. Lolo Ibieneye
Amb. Sobomabo Jackrich
Hon. (Arc.) Eniye Braide
Hon. Adokiye Young-Harry
Mr. Egerton Sokari
Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo
Dumo Lulu-Briggs



http://nigeriaindepth.com/kalabari-chiefs-amaechi-lied-we-dont-support-him-against-jonathan/

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by thelastPope(m): 12:32pm On Jun 17, 2013
This is the issue here. Not about good governance like some funny chaps treid to spin on another thread!

In fact, the feud was started by Amaechi himself. At no time did GEJ leave his office in Abuja to go disturb Amaechi and the people of the south south knows this. They will not trade a presidential slot for a VP slot. Sorry but no thanks!

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Demdem(m): 12:36pm On Jun 17, 2013
thelastPope:
Signed:
Chief (Sir) Hon. David Briggs
Chief Diepriye Douglas
Chief (Sir) Precious Elekima
Chief (Hon.) Ngo Briggs
Chief Charles Dokubo
Chief Bekinbo Soberekon
Chief Francis Ikiroma
Hon. Lolo Ibieneye
Amb. Sobomabo Jackrich
Hon. (Arc.) Eniye Braide
Hon. Adokiye Young-Harry
Mr. Egerton Sokari
Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo
Dumo Lulu-Briggs


These are the chop-chop chiefs prof Tam-David west was talking about over the weekend.

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 12:53pm On Jun 17, 2013
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy Amaechi "judas" Rotimi, you are on your own. bloody sellout.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 12:54pm On Jun 17, 2013
Demdem:

These are the chop-chop chiefs prof Tam-David west was talking about over the weekend.

Did i forget to mention that Tam-West is a person?
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by DisGuy: 12:54pm On Jun 17, 2013
WHY DO THEY VISIT GOVERNORS IN THE FIRST PLACE? are they starving? dont they have representatives?

why do these 'chiefs' go begging all the time instead of enlightening their people and doing charity
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimming: 1:00pm On Jun 17, 2013
All is politics
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Ngwakwe: 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2013
Why can't these two grown up adults (GEJ and Amaechi) reconcile for regional integrity and stop unnecessarily heating up the polity and dividing their people.

Enough of this; I am for Paul and I am for Peter.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 1:08pm On Jun 17, 2013
Dis Guy: WHY DO THEY VISIT GOVERNORS IN THE FIRST PLACE? are they starving? dont they have representatives?

why do these 'chiefs' go begging all the time instead of enlightening their people and doing charity

Read the article again, this time slowly. The governor invited them and not the other way round. Amaechi is desperately in need of support.

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by raytony: 1:23pm On Jun 17, 2013
All these chiefs wey dey useless as d letter P in "psycho". Dem no dey useful for modern society.

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Mieye007: 3:50pm On Jun 17, 2013
Who is Tam David-West even amonst the Kalabari people not to talk of the entire Niger Delta? Was he not one of those who Northern Slaves who sold out Ijaw people & Niger Deltans in the '70s. What has he contributed to the developement of ND? Rather he makes himself a ready political tool in the hands of his eternal master BUHARI to fight & destabilize ND. I don't know why we still tolerate such Cankerworms in the ND.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Mylove55(f): 4:45pm On Jun 17, 2013
slimghost: cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy Amaechi "judas" Rotimi, you are on your own. bloody sellout.
see as mumu full kalabari land,maybe na only thief chief.i wil somebody fight 4 ur injustice,and u are denyin d person 4 fighting 4 u,history wil never forget and forgive those thief chief.and history wil remember amaechi 4 fighting a good fight.it is not about supporting non performing Gej,is about justice
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Demdem(m): 5:00pm On Jun 17, 2013
slimghost:

Did i forget to mention that Tam-West is a person?

Only a person can spot one grin grin
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by thelastPope(m): 5:16pm On Jun 17, 2013
Demdem:

Only a person can spot one grin grin

I know you ran away this morning from that other thread where your fellow brother Eko Ile was making a fool of himself

Smart guy!... grin grin grin
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Demdem(m): 5:40pm On Jun 17, 2013
thelastPope:

I know you ran away this morning from that other thread where your fellow brother Eko Ile was making a fool of himself

Smart guy!... grin grin grin

abegii which thread be that? what are u talking about? i have a lot on my plate currently
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Demdem(m): 5:45pm On Jun 17, 2013
ooo i see. U are dumb ooo. See how Ekoile dey smash u all? Cover ur face in shame.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by solomon111(m): 5:47pm On Jun 17, 2013
Ngwakwe: Why can't these two grown up adults (GEJ and Amaechi) reconcile for regional integrity and stop unnecessarily heating up the polity and dividing their people.

Enough of this; I am for Paul and I am for Peter.
How are we even sure that GEJ is even involved in this feud?
He has not made any statement at-all.
The only person talking is amaechi.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Abagworo(m): 6:00pm On Jun 17, 2013
solomon111: How are we even sure that GEJ is even involved in this feud?
He has not made any statement at-all.
The only person talking is amaechi.

Amaechi has no direct issues with the President. Patience met with Kalabari leaders and they decided to retract their earlier support for Amaechi. Notice the Ijaw suffix added in that publication and understand the dimension it is heading. It is fight for supremacy of tribe and Kalabaris just threw caution to the wind by adding Ijaw suffix to their name and claiming kinship to Bayelsa to swell their population. We'll soon see Okrika-Ijaw and Ibani-Ijaw. What will it be like when we start seeing things like Ikwerre-Igbo, Etche-Igbo, Ogba-Igbo, Ekpeye-Igbo who will also claim kinship to 5 Igbo States? Won't it sound stupid?
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by enm(m): 6:25pm On Jun 17, 2013
Abagworo:

Amaechi has no direct issues with the President. Patience met with Kalabari leaders and they decided to retract their earlier support for Amaechi. Notice the Ijaw suffix added in that publication and understand the dimension it is heading. It is fight for supremacy of tribe and Kalabaris just threw caution to the wind by adding Ijaw suffix to their name and claiming kinship to Bayelsa to swell their population. We'll soon see Okrika-Ijaw and Ibani-Ijaw. What will it be like when we start seeing things like Ikwerre-Igbo, Etche-Igbo, Ogba-Igbo, Ekpeye-Igbo who will also claim kinship to 5 Igbo States? Won't it sound stupid?

Please where you there when patience met with the kalabari people and broker a deal with them to withdraw their earlier support for ameachi abi them tell you?

The kalabari people have come out to the whole world that it was the governor who invited them and they honour the invitation thinking that he the governor want to discuss with them matters that concerned them and they gave us summary account of what happened when the met the governor, so the onus is now on the governor and his aides to come out to the world and refute this claim or allegation made against them by the kalabari chief.

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by thelastPope(m): 6:36pm On Jun 17, 2013
Demdem: ooo i see. U are dumb ooo. See how Ekoile dey smash u all? Cover ur face in shame.

Loooooool!

He guy wey tok him tail, come run four fourty go hide somewhere dey peep! Hahahahahahaha.

He couldn't even show his face again. Lol
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Mieye007: 6:47pm On Jun 17, 2013
Abagworo:

Amaechi has no direct issues with the President. (1) Patience met with Kalabari leaders and they decided to retract their earlier support for Amaechi. (2) Notice the Ijaw suffix added in that publication and understand the dimension it is heading. (3) It is fight for supremacy of tribe and Kalabaris just threw caution to the wind by adding Ijaw suffix to their name and claiming kinship to Bayelsa to swell their population. We'll soon see Okrika-Ijaw and Ibani-Ijaw. (4) What will it be like when we start seeing things like Ikwerre-Igbo, Etche-Igbo, Ogba-Igbo, Ekpeye-Igbo who will also claim kinship to 5 Igbo States? Won't it sound stupid?
Abagworo, what is wrong with you? What is your major disorder?
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Abagworo(m): 7:20pm On Jun 17, 2013
Mieye007: Abagworo, what is wrong with you? What is your major disorder?

You should have known that I put things the way they are. Kalabari people on the streets are very indifferent to this whole hullabaloo and the Chiefs obviously knew why they went to meet Amaechi and it was a show of solidarity. It is wrong to come out with this kind of publication and adding Ijaw suffix in order to portray what wasn't an issue which is ethnicity. Won't it sound silly if different ethnic groups in Rivers State start adding suffix to their names like I mentioned earlier? Ogoni-Hausa, Eleme-Hausa, Ekpeye-Edo, Ikwerre-Igbo etc.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Bensonite: 8:32pm On Jun 17, 2013
Abagworo:

You should have known that I put things the way they are. Kalabari people on the streets are very indifferent to this whole hullabaloo and the Chiefs obviously knew why they went to meet Amaechi and it was a show of solidarity. It is wrong to come out with this kind of publication and adding Ijaw suffix in order to portray what wasn't an issue which is ethnicity. Won't it sound silly if different ethnic groups in Rivers State start adding suffix to their names like I mentioned earlier? Ogoni-Hausa, Eleme-Hausa, Ekpeye-Edo, Ikwerre-Igbo etc.
Abagworo,
You are a funny guy! Moving from thread to thread claiming you know Rivers politics but clearly ignorant of what you are saying most times.You are obviously misleading yourself. All Rivers Ijaw go by that suffix and it is convenient for us so what is your headache. The chiefs clearly told you how they were deceived but you didn't comprehend that too bad. Why would they complain if they knew that was the mission. Which Kalabari people on the street do you know.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Bensonite: 8:52pm On Jun 17, 2013
Mylove55: see as mumu full kalabari land,maybe na only thief chief.i wil somebody fight 4 ur injustice,and u are denyin d person 4 fighting 4 u,history wil never forget and forgive those thief chief.and history wil remember amaechi 4 fighting a good fight.it is not about supporting non performing Gej,is about justice
I believe you are only relying on the media propagada . As a young man I unfortunately lost some close friends between 1992 and 1997 due to the oil wells and boundary disput between Kalabari(Rivers) and Nembe(now in Bayelsa) so this struggle has Span over three decades. Amaechi just politicize this disput and try to gain sympathy on it. The creeks are so interwoven that this two Ijaw communities lived peacefully until oil discovery started putting them at war. Recall Rivers just took 76 wells from Akwa Ibom last year and Cross Rivers lost all their oil wells to Akwa Ibom within same period. Why was that not an issue.

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 9:03pm On Jun 17, 2013
Mylove55: see as mumu full kalabari land,maybe na only thief chief.i wil somebody fight 4 ur injustice,and u are denyin d person 4 fighting 4 u,history wil never forget and forgive those thief chief.and history wil remember amaechi 4 fighting a good fight.it is not about supporting non performing Gej,is about justice

Kindly summarize this senseless post sir!
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 9:04pm On Jun 17, 2013
Demdem:

Only a person can spot one grin grin

And only a zombie would say this!
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by slimghost(m): 9:08pm On Jun 17, 2013
Abagworo:

You should have known that I put things the way they are. Kalabari people on the streets are very indifferent to this whole hullabaloo and the Chiefs obviously knew why they went to meet Amaechi and it was a show of solidarity. It is wrong to come out with this kind of publication and adding Ijaw suffix in order to portray what wasn't an issue which is ethnicity. Won't it sound silly if different ethnic groups in Rivers State start adding suffix to their names like I mentioned earlier? Ogoni-Hausa, Eleme-Hausa, Ekpeye-Edo, Ikwerre-Igbo etc.

Sycophant number 1. Please sir, its so obvious you know nada aabout Rivers politics, so stop embarrassing yourself.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Mieye007: 9:49pm On Jun 17, 2013
Abagworo went gaga because he just learnt the Kalabaris along with the Okrikans, Ibanis (bonny & opubo), Andoni, Engenni, Abua, Nkoro, Bille and Odual people are all Ijaws. This is a very cruel way to learn new things for a person who'd been shouting "Igbos are majority" in Rivers State.

The Irony of it all is that the alleged "Igbos of Rivers state" all distant themselves from that numenclature because they know they don't have Igbo root/ancestry or Origin while the Riverine people gladly stict to their Ijaw identity while retaining their tribal names. We even have such tribal classification in Bayelsa like Nembe, Ogbia, Epie, Kolokuma/Opukuma, Sagbama etc

Learn child, it is never too late to learn!

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Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Mylove55(f): 10:43pm On Jun 17, 2013
slimghost:

Kindly summarize this senseless post sir!
so,is now a crime to fight 4 what belong to u.dat is how Gej mumu alow cameroon to take bakasi.if those chief thief wants to join bayelsa,is ok 4 dem,but history and generation to come,wil not forgive dem,so also nigeria wil never forgive Gej.if it was buhari,nigeria would have claim bakasi back.so cross river pple should forget about tribalism or south/south and vote buhari.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by Symphony007: 10:58pm On Jun 17, 2013
These fools that signed this shambolic press statement are not even titled to be reffered to as chiefs...what war canoe house do they head? Hungry men given fews bucks to rant nonesense...show me a released signed by HM, j.t princewill, HRH, chief bobmanuel of abonema,chief amachree, etc. Nothing this jonathan ass lickers won'nt do to create a tempest in rivers state. Apparently the solidarity visits by rivers local government chairman association, rivers councillors association, chiefs, traditional rulers,youths, women group, etc..is beginning to worry them.
Re: Kalabari Chiefs: ”amaechi Lied, We Don’t Support Him Against Jonathan”! by pazienza(m): 12:53am On Jun 18, 2013
Mieye007: Abagworo went gaga because he just learnt the Kalabaris along with the Okrikans, Ibanis (bonny & opubo), Andoni, Engenni, Abua, Nkoro, Bille and Odual people are all Ijaws. This is a very cruel way to learn new things for a person who'd been shouting "Igbos are majority" in Rivers State.

The Irony of it all is that the alleged "Igbos of Rivers state" all distant themselves from that numenclature because they know they don't have Igbo root/ancestry or Origin while the Riverine people gladly stict to their Ijaw identity while retaining their tribal names. We even have such tribal classification in Bayelsa like Nembe, Ogbia, Epie, Kolokuma/Opukuma, Sagbama etc

Learn child, it is never too late to learn!

Now this is funny, you are obviously mad.

Kalabaris only claim ijaw when it is politically expedient for them,otherwise no kalabari son claims ijaw, you bayelsa desperados never learn.

Thought u learnt a lesson or two when a true kalabari son disgraced you ijaw desperados, well,it turned out you never learn, don't make me post a link to that kalabari thread here. *grins*

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