From CHRIS ANUCHA, PORT HARCOURT
Rivers State governor, Hon Chibuike Rotimi Aamechi, the day past misplaced one among his supporters to Wike team. he’s the Rivers State native govt provider Commissioner, Chief Azubike Nmerukini. Chief Azubuike Nmerukini was once stated to had been forced to resign his position, because the Chairman of the Rivers State native government provider fee (RSLGSC), thereby, bringing to a few, the collection of the governor’s supporters who resigned their appointments in view that Rivers State political quandary started.
the primary to resign used to be the special Adviser on, Flood keep watch over, Hon. Obinna Anyanwu, who left on account of the anti-Amaechi position of his father, Prince Emma Anyanwu. Following him was, Commissioner for city development, Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo, who stop Amaechi’s executive following the governor’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
although Nmerukini, who was once the quick earlier Mayor of Port Harcourt metropolis, instructed newsmen in Port Harcourt that his resignation was once in line with private reasons, however Saturday solar gathered that he was once forced to head because of his refusal to defect to the APC with the governor.
A source confided in Saturday sun, that the former chairman of the association of native Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) within the state, was once made answerable to the Ministry of native government Affairs, after it was once glaring that he used to be not on the side of the governor. He stated; “On Tuesday, a memo dated January 6, 2014, which came from the place of business of the Secretary to the State government, directed that the Chairman of the local govt service commission and his commissioners, should be reporting to Commissioner for native government Affairs.
“That memo by myself will inform you that something is incorrect as a result of for the reason that challenge began in the state, the chairman (Nmerukini) has refused to assert anything in regards to the concern. also his refusal to join the governor and others to maneuver into the APC heightened the suspicion in Amaechi’s camp that he may not be with them.”
Saturday solar gathered that the governor’s camp had on a few occasions, accused Nmerukini of the being a member of Grassroots construction Initiative (GDI), a socio-political group that had been a pain within the neck of Amaechi’s administration.
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