Pending Suits Against Govt, Mere Distractions – Lawyer


A Port Harcourt based
lawyer, Barr. Abraham Jande has said that the various matters pending against the Rivers State government in both Federal and State high courts are intended to distract the good works of the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi-led administration.
Barr. Jande, who commended the giant strides achieved by the incumbent government, in Port Harcourt at the weekend, prayed Rivers people to allow the state governor to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy.
The Port Harcourt lawyer who spoke against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s dismissal of Celestine Omehia’s joinder at the weekend, said that the state would be a better place if political rancour, bitterness and acrimony were thrown overboard to give peace a chance.
He said that Hon. Amaechi had done much for the Rivers people therefore needed encouragement.
Barr. Jande noted that if Governor Amaechi’s predecessors had equaled his achievements, the state would have been better for it.
He stated that there was only a short time for Amaechi to finish his second tenure, therefore, should be allowed to round off in 2015.
According to him, “the removal of Amaechi will not do anybody any good as it will distort the existing power sharing formula in the state”.
“The Ikwerres by the conclusion of Governor Amaechi’s tenure would have ruled for eight years. It will not be proper that power should return to the |Ikwerres, there are other ethnic groups that have not taken their turn”, he pointed out.
Barr. Jande urged the warring political parties in the state to eschew rancour and bitterness for the good of Rivers people.
He urged that the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress (APC) should play by the rules for the overall interest of the state.


Chidi Enyie