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Tension As Security Chiefs Meet Over Amaechi

There was tension yesterday in political circles in Rivers State over a meeting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, between some Presidency officials and some Rivers State security chiefs. Although the agenda was not instantly revealed last night, a source said it was to discuss the state of political crisis in Rivers.

The source stated,“They planned to how to dislodge Governor Rotimi Amaechi”

Mr. Otelemabu Dan Amachree,Rivers House Speaker said that plot to use five lawmakers to impeach Amaechi was false. There are 27 lawmakers backing the governor, who is locked in a battle of wits with some politicians for the control of the local Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the source, a close associate of the President summoned the security chiefs to Yenagoa last Saturday. The meeting was held at the instance of the “anti-Amaechi forces, one of whom is a power broker “down”. “At the meeting the power broker thoroughly berated the heads of the security agencies present for not tackling the ‘Amaechi situation’ clinically.

“The arrowhead (the power broker) told his fear-stricken guests that if they were all working like the State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, the Amaechi matter” would have been resolved,” the source quoted the power broker as saying.

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