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POLITICS: Those fighting Ameachi are after Rivers resources, says Sen. Abe

LEGISREPORTS NG – Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Down-Stream), Senator Magnus Abe, has said that those against Rivers State governor and factional Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, were only after the control of Rivers state resources.Abe made this known at Nchia, headquarters of Eleme Local Government Area of the state, during a public hearing on a bill for a bye-law organised by the Eleme Local Government legislative assembly.

The serving lawmaker representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, said “the reason, I know all these, is because the governor is vocal and he speaks his mind on issues. Some people are interested in getting control of the government of Rivers State by hook or crook not because they love Rivers State, not even because they hate Amaechi, but because they want to be the ones to control the resources of Rivers State.”In the past six years, we are witnesses to what our resources have been used for.

All those things would not have been possible if the resources of Rivers State were not in the hands of those who think that the people mattered more than the big men.”Abe while stressing that security had been compromised in the state due to the interest of the Nigeria Police in politics rather than security, called on people to be alert at all times.He hailed the decision of the National Assembly to take over the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly so as to find a permanent solution to the crisis ravaging the state.

Thankfully, the National Assembly has taken over the legislative functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly. It was done to cool down the problems, so that mature heads will begin to look for a solution that will restore constitutional rule.

This report was prepared by our reporter at the National Assembly.

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