Sunday, September 15, 2013

#CODED-ish News::President Jonathan Is Now A Bully ––Governors

12:26 PM

The Progressive Governors Forum has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of using the powers of office of the President to bully Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. The governors stated this on Friday while reacting to the action of the armed policemen that blocked one of the gates leading to the Rivers State Government House on Thursday.

The governors in a statement: "Blockade to Rivers Government House: Assault on Constitution and Descent to Anarchy", said the incident is a direct affront on constitutional order.
Reacting to the insult visited on him by the police, Governor Amaechi said:
"All of you saw how the former Speakers came down from the vehicle to tell them (police) where we were coming from, but the Police resisted. 
"It is for Nigerians to see that we no longer have democracy in this country. We are now in a regime where the law is no longer supreme. We must rise up against this impunity against our democracy."
On their part, the Progressive Governors Forum said they received the news of the blockade with shock and disbelief, adding that the crisis in Rivers since July 2013 constituted a threat to Nigeria's democracy.
"A situation whereby the Federal Government will use powers vested in it under the constitution to bully and intimidate state governments is unacceptable and should be resisted by every democratic government. 
"We wish to unequivocally state our resolve to work with all democrats in the country to ensure adequate protection of democratic governance," the statement added.

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