Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has said neither the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nor anybody can give him order or condition on the dissolution of the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
The NGF chairman, who spoke yesterday at the 60th birthday church service of former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief O.C.J Okocha(SAN), held at the Emmanuel Anglican Church, Okoro-Nu-Odo Deanery in Port Harcourt, at the weekend, noted that it was the state House of Assembly that suspended the chairman and councillors of the council over allegations of corruption, stressing that it was within the right of the Assembly to do what they did.
The governor who was responding to some issues raised by the officiating priest, Bishop of the Niger Delta Diocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, while delivering his sermon, said he is patiently waiting to hear thefinal determination of the court on whether the Assembly should be allowed to perform their legitimate, constitutionally enshrined functions or not.
“It is within the powers of the Rivers State House of Assembly to suspend the Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. The sameconstitution gave me the powers to dissolve Obio/Akpor, but, I have not done that. The Rivers State House of Assembly suspended the Obio/Akpor council chairman and the councilors, which is within their lawful functions… The reason for which they were suspended wascorruption, so allow the Assembly to investigate.”