The Rivers Renaissance Forum wishes to intimate the Nigerian public, security agencies and the people of Rivers State of the grand plan by Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, the immediate former governor of Rivers to induce and procure a black market injunction from the Abuja High Court, sitting in Apo under Justice Valentine Ashi.
The injuction about being bought seeks to restrain the ongoing Judicial Commission of Inquiry sitting in Port Harcourt from further perfoming its legitimate assignment which it has been set up to do.
Desperate Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has in the last 48 hours intensify his lobby to perpetrate this dastardly act with the collaboration of Imo state born Senator Ifeanyi Ararume is who acting as courier of the bribe money meant to induce Justice Valentine Ashi of the Abuja High Court.
The whooping sum of N200 Million has been handed over to Ifeanyi Ararume to deliver to Justice Ashi to grant an injunction against the Rivers State Judicial Panel of Inquiry from further sitting in Port-Harcourt.
Although it is apparent that an Abuja FCT High Court has no jurisdiction in Rivers State particularly when a competent court of Coordinate jurisdiction in Rivers State has allowed the sitting of the panel of inquiry, this latest move by Rotimi Amaechi is a further indications of the desperation of the former Governor to abort the course of Justice.
We are therefore calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian people particularly Riverians to be aware of the character of those who are parading themselves as leaders and advocate of the new order called Change in Nigeria where Rotimi Amaechi is a key actor. As Rivers people, we will resist any attempt to distract the ongoing inquiry into how our commonwealth was managed over the last eight years of Rotimi Amaechi as the governor of Rivers state and no amount of black market injunction will prevent us from achieving that goal.
We are watching.
Adaye J. Emmanuel