Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state has raised the alarm that his life may no longer be safe considering the unfolding political scenario in the country.
Amaechi who was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, said the way the leadership at the federal level was acting, his life may not be safe after all
“I want to say the way these people at the federal level are acting, they may come for my life, so when you pray, please pray for me,” he alleged.
He therefore, urged the people of Rivers state to join him in prayers. The Governor was speaking in Port Harcourt at a youth interactive session, with the theme: “Consolidating on Rivers of our dreams”.
The re-elected chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) decried his suspension from PDP, saying it was announced without giving him fair hearing.
He contended that it was the State House of Assembly that suspended the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 17 Councilors of the Obio/Akpor council to pave way for proper investigation into the allegation of corrupt practices.
On the recent NGF election, he said “we (governors) agreed to voting, and all the governors voted, so any governor who said he didn’t vote is lying against the nation because all of us are on oath to govern properly, so we should not lie, every governor voted, you will see the video.
“If we leaders of Nigeria today are refusing to accept the results of a properly organized election, supervised by the Director-General of the governors’ forum and somebody brought a paper that was signed in April.
“If you check that list, it was signed in April and you brought it on May 24th after the governors have finished voting their chairman into office, that list is not part of our election.
“There is a rumour that they want to go to court to stop me as NGF chairman. We are ready to meet them in court but they should not go through the backdoor to get an order”.