Rivers crisis: PDP slams National Assembly

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•As Deputy Speaker lauds take over of state legislature

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has condemned the take over of the Rivers State legislative duties by the National Assembly, accusing the federal lawmakers of meddlesomeness. Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly,  Leyii Kwanee,  however commended the Senate for its unbiased decision to agree with the House of Representatives to take over the legislature in the interim.

The state lawmaker also commended the National Assembly for recommending the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu.

A statement issued by the Office of the Deputy Speaker in Port Harcourt stated that the two resolutions remained the only non-partisan decisions to ensure peace in Rivers State and defuse the tension created by the crisis.

He commended the Senate for rising above partisanship in the interest of the country’s nascent democracy to call a spade a spade.

The statement said the deputy speaker had earlier pointed out that only the two decisions were the preliminaries needed to resolve the crisis. It further urged the security agencies to take a cue from the National Assembly and investigate the cause of the crisis thoroughly without fear or favour,  and in the interest of the nation, adding that in so doing, the current democracy would be saved.

In its own reaction, the PDP in Rivers State said the Thursday, July 26, 2013 resolution of the Nigerian Senate to take over the affairs of the State House of Assembly is rather hasty and cannot be in the best interest of the state.

The party expressed dissatisfaction with the position of the National Assembly in a statement issued by Jerry Needam, the Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman of the party, Hon Felix Obuah.

The party argued that the only rationale in the findings of  the Senate Committee is “that Governor Chibuike Amaechi having lost grip and can no longer conduct the affairs of the state, should throw in the towel.”

The party further said that “the takeover of the affairs of the State House of Assembly has created a vacuum in the governance of the state, which further weakens the collapsing leadership structure of the Amaechi administration and therefore does not help the state out of the doldrums.”

It regrets that the “Nigerian Senate could go on to hastily deliberate on the issue when it knows that the matter is in court over an earlier decision by the National Assembly to take over the State House of Assembly, describing the action as deviant and prejudicial.”

According to the state PDP, “from the position of the law as cited by the National Assembly, it’s evident that the only reason for their unnecessary intervention is to save Amaechi from possible impeachment as though the impeachment clause is unconstitutional and affects only Rivers State House of Assembly.

“Yet gov Amaechi has continued to claim to the high heavens that all the House of Assembly members save five are his ardent supporters. Why then is he afraid of impeachment?

 

 

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  1. Ejike, New York on

    Hahahahhahah Hahahahahahahah Hahahahahahahahah
    I SURE NEW THEY WILL COMPLAIN BECUASE A SUPERIOR FORCE HAS TAKEN OVER. THE NASS HAS TRUNCATED THEIR AGE LONG PLAN OF VIOLENT AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL IMPEACHMENT OF AMAECHI WHICH BY THE WAY THEY HAVE TRIED WITHOUT SUCCESS BUT NOT YET DONE. I HAD SAID EARLIER THAT IT IS VICTORY FOR AMAECHI AND HIS SUPPORTERS BUT NOT MANY OF SHALLOW MINDS SAW THE HANDWRITING AS I DID. NOW THE IMPORT OF THE TAKE OVER IS COMING CLEARER TO YOU BUT YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. THE PDP IN RIVERS SHOULD KEEP CRYING FOR AS LONG AS THEY WANT BUT THE DECISION BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY STANDS FOR ALL WE KNOW. NOT EVEN JONATHAN CAN STOP IT OR ELSE HE WILL BE IMPEACHED. SO, NEEDAM, FELIX OBUAH, PDP, JONATHAN, WIKE, ODILI, PATIENCE JONATHAN, AUSTIN OPARA, BIPI, SERGENT AWUSA AND ALL THE OTHER ENEMIES OF DEMOCRACY BOTH ON THIS FORUM, GO TO HELL FOR WE DONT CARE ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL. WE ONLY CARE ABOUT WHAT CAN MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK IN NIGERIA.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  2. Can someone please, educate Nigerians on the position of Nigerian constitution concerning the taking over of a State House of Assembly by the National Assembly. Nigerians wouldn’t like anybody to act unlawfully in these Rivers issues.

    Moreover, someone should also acquaint Nigerians with the position of our constitution concerning the powers of the National Assembly on issuing-out orders to the executive arm of the government. Do NASS have the legal right to command the executive arm of the government to redeploy a state commissioner of police on account of not licking the ass of a state governor? What has the NASS told governor Amechi about making peace with the police commissioner and the people he (Amechi) is governing?

    A similar issue to that of Ote is about to be institutionalized again by the NASS and before one knows it, emotion and ego of the NASS members will override public’s interest. Let’s think well before we act on any matter please. NASS should also know that a house committee’s recommendations must not be adopted wholly and entirely.

  3. Micheal Adeiza on

    I pity for this so call party chairman, does river state look like Fuji house commotion to him,those party boys like living to eat they don’t eat to live that’s they knows no peace be cos they have the interest of rivers people at hand, kudos to Nass, well done

  4. @ ejike my brother no mather how they put it the truth must stand its quite clear that Mbu as a police has failed in his duty there is no 2ways about that all I knw is that who ever that decided to pursue another person chicken must prepare to fall down many times,

  5. NASS Committee that came to Rivers State for an investigation meet with only the governor and reported back to the house. with one sided information. The people of Rivers State who have over the years borne the scares of bad governance were never consulted. The baised committee think we are not relevant in this matter. Taking over the house of assembly by NASS only goes to show they are love with the military style of administration which is put in the 1999 constitution by the military. NASS committee has not solved the crises in the state but compounded it. I can conclude without any contradiction that NASS decisions are influenced by governors; the authonomy of local government administration in the constitution is an example.

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