by Paul Osas
Governor Rotimi Amaechi, of Rivers state said he has told the state commissioner of police, Mr. Joseph Mbu to get ready to shoot him as he plans to take the lead in a mass protest of Rivers people against the rising tide of insecurity in the state.
Amaechi had on Tuesday last week, while receiving former Minister of Petroleum Prof. Tam David-West, accused the state commissioner of police, Mbu Joseph Mbu, of engaging in activities that are negatively affecting the fragile security of the state. He also said Mbu reports directly to Abuja.
On Tuesday, Governor Amaechi, addressed a delegation of Orashi people from ONELGA, Abua/Odual, Ahoada West and East who paid him a solidarity visit in Government House Port Harcourt. He said he is not deterred by the threat from the Rivers State Commissioner of Police to arrest public protesters in Rivers State.
He said: ”We are going to protest against what the Federal Government and what the Commissioner of Police are doing in Rivers State, we have told our Chiefs to get ready, we want to get a date, once we get people from overseas and Nigeria that will join us we will give them the date, I have told the CP to be ready to shoot me, I will be in front, if they want to shoot they can shoot me because we have the right to express our views’.
Governor Amaechi insisting on his resistance to the take over of oil wells belonging to Rivers State.
According to him, ”there are politicians who have played politics with us and in the past eight years they have not been part of government and poverty has set in, you will see them now, you will see my brother Chibudom, he said we are not running an inclusive government.”