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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rivers State Crisis: 'Amaechi is my son; I cannot fight him, and I cannot kill him'...Patience Jonathan

For once our dear first lady, Patience Jonathan, has given an indication that she might be behind the crisis rocking Rivers State at the moment as she opened up on a plethora of grudges she is nursing against the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi during a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa by 16 bishops from the South-South geo-political zone.
According to her,
 “This matter started as far back as four years ago at Anyugubiri in Okrika when I begged him not to demolish a part of Okrika but (that he should) dialogue first with the people.

 “After that incident, he called the chairman of Okrika (local government) and sacked him for holding a reception in our honour; that boy was the first victim.
 “He also put my people on curfew for nine months. I called him and pleaded with him but he refused. Then I began to hear all sort of propaganda in the media against me; this is not the way.
 “I’ve never spoken about this issue but as men of God, I believe you’ll say the truth always because there are a lot of conflicting interests; some will hear one thing and say the exact opposite.
 “I also want you to know the genesis of this problem and pray that God touches Amaechi’s heart as per his hot temper because when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
 “I appeal to Amaechi to sheathe his sword so that we can defend our state and this country with love, unity, patriotism and truth at all time.
 “Hebrews 12:14 urges us to embrace peace with all men without which; we  cannot see God.
“Amaechi is my son; I  cannot fight him, and I cannot kill him. He shouldn’t be used by outsiders against his own blood because this seat is vanity.
“One day, no matter how long it takes; we  will leave this seat. Power is not forever. This seat is vanity; others  sat here and left so one-day  I’ll also leave, and we will meet at home; so why should I fight him?
 “Let’s calm down,   face issues, leave non-existent matters, stop magnifying lies and respect our leaders and people in authority. Let’s give peace a chance.”

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