by Stanley Azuakola
The battle between Gov. Chibuike Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan continues to get messier and messier.
As the Abuja forces continue to employ all sorts of tactics to tame the Rivers governor, the governor himself is refusing to simply roll over.
The latest turf in the battle is Obio Akpor local government area, which is the local council of the minister of state, Nyesom Wike.
Wike is the Abuja politician whom the presidency is using as the arrowhead for its anti-Amaechi onslaught. The minister is a former chairman of Obio Akpor local government area as well as a former chief of staff of the Rivers governor. The duo have however parted ways.
Now, the Rivers state assembly has dissolved the Obio Akpor Local Government Council. Officially, the reason given for the dissolution are “a series of grave petitions against the council for reckless spending of public funds without due process.” But in reality, Timothy Nsirim, who is the council chairman, is know to be a loyalist of Nyesom Wike.
The council Boss, Chief Timothy Nsirim was this morning barred from accessing the Government House Port Harcourt for a meeting called by Governor Amaechi for all Local Government Council Bosses in the state.
Nsirim, who is serving a second term as chairman was reelected during the last local elections with 118,026 votes. His closest rival got 1,349 votes.