Etche disown call for Amaechi’s resignation

By JIMITOTA  ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT — THE people of Etche Local Government Area in Rivers State, yesterday, dissociated themselves from the call on Governor Chibuike Amaechi to resign over the crisis rocking Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state by a chieftain of the party from the area, Prince Emma Anyanwu.

It will be recalled that Prince Anyanwu had called on the governor to resign, if he was unable to resolve the intra-party conflict tearing PDP apart in the state.

Reacting to the call by the party chieftain, Chairman of Etche Local Government Area Council, Mr. Reginald Ukwuoma, said Anyanwu’s view did not reflect the collective position of Etche people.

Lauding Amaechi for his achievements in the state, Ukwuoma pledged the support of his local government to the state government.

He said: “Etche council completely dissociates itself from what had been ascertained by many as true, the information from one of us, Prince Anyanwu, stating that the governor of the state should resign.

“If that statement is true as said, Etche council completely dissociates itself from it.  Anybody calling for the resignation of the governor of the state is completely on his own. Etche people are irrevocably committed to the cause of the governor because we are better treated.

“There is no reasonable Etche man or woman, who can look at the infrastructural developments that dot the streets of Etche and call for his resignation. We never gave anybody the mandate to speak on our behalf. It is only in Amaechi’s administration that Etche has witnessed massive infrastructural overhauling, starting from the council headquarters to the airport. We have not had it this good, done by one man in one tenure. Nobody should bring bad luck to Etche people.”

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