Gunmen fire at Gov. Amaechi’s convoy

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Armed attackers have opened fire on the convoy of Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

At least two people were injured in the attack which occurred Thursday evening, a witness said.
The Police spokesperson for Rivers State, Muhammad Ahmad, could not be immediately reached. He did not answer or return calls.

The governor’s spokesperson, David Iyofor, said “thugs” shot at the governor in Rumuolumeni, Obio Akpor, area of Port Harcourt.

Obio Akpor is the home of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike.

Mr. Wike is locked in a long-drawn feud with the governor over the choice of Mr. Amaechi’s successor.

The governor was in Obio Akpor to campaign for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, his office said, blaming the attack on the opposition PDP.

PREMIUM TIMES could not confirm that claim.

Mr. Iyofor said the governor and his entourage were first attacked with bottles, stones and other objects before gunshots rang out, leaving two supporters of the governor injured.

More shots were fired as the governor was leaving, he said.


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  • Otile

    Judas is like his master Imam Buhari. Violence trails them everywhere,

    • Tonnero

      Igbo man. Unrepentant idiots and bigots. Those who seek to trun black white and white black. It is you people that the bible was referring to when it said some people have lying spirits in their tongues. The violence that trails APC everywhere is the goons of your bandit president Jonathan. Since you wish evil on others simply because they want power which is what politics is all about, may such violence trail you and yours wherever you go.

      • UOU

        Igbo man is better than you and will always be, of course you hide your name because your tribe are hypocrites and chief of deceits.The bible you mentioned was particular about your tribe, for every manner of evil, your hatred for Igbos will exterminate you and you will burn to ashes along with your tribe. What kind of name is Tonnero?I only know of Tonnere kalalal FC Cameroun Vs Rangers Int’l or Iwuanyawu national in the 80’s and 90’s, which one are you? You are bringing opprobrium upon yourself because of amaechi, buhari, tinubu or jonathan, wike, ffk whom you do not even know and would not even benefit anything from directly or personally, whomever of them wins, better watch your back the next time you wanna mentions Igbos here

      • John West

        lowest of the ;lowest animal, igbo man is your colonial master, and will continue to be till you and your generation die, there is nothing you can do about it because GOD has given them(igbos) the brain power to rule over you

  • progress

    Ameachi, Leave them by Sunday morning their eyes will become clear.

  • John

    Gov. Amaechi will never stop telling lies just to attract public sympathy. Always the weeping child. Shame to you, Amaechi!!!

  • John

    I am non-partisan and from Obio/Akpor LGA. I can confirm that such an ugly incident never happened. Amaechi is an unrepentant propagandist.

    • Seriously

      So what if you’re from Obio/Akpor? Do you have special antenna attached to your head that tells you everything that happens there? Do you know what your next door neighbour did in his house this evening?

      • Otile

        Nobody else but Judas Amaechi knows that such an incident happened anywhere in and around Obio or Akpor.

        • Wager

          I’m also from Obio/Akpor. The shootout actually took place. B4 I get insulted and called an Amaechi supporter, the injured are and were never part of the Amaechi team or convoy. They are or were all innocent bystanders or people just around the area. What if any of them is our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers or child?

  • emmanuel

    Amaechi do not bother about attacking yourself to make it look like Wikes men attcked you.

    My candid advice, pick up the Presidential resuot by Monday, analyse River State votes which will be in favour of GEJ. That gives you the picture of what is to come.

    That way, you takeoff immediately after April 11.

    Baga!

    • Sunday morning You will swallow your words.

  • marxist

    Only GODS knows

    • Adeniyi Ahmaf

      Have we all lost to emotional intoxication?
      I am shocked to read what is supposed to come from enlightened and well formed minds. Elections will come and go Nigeria and Nigerians will remain peaceful stop all doomday predictions. War is no cure for jawjaw please

  • hummm

    So much for the 419 peace accord signed today. GEJ is going to end like Gbagbo.

    • emmanuel

      Wait and see.

      If you wait for Gbagbo here in Nigeria you will die a wretch

      You will rather have a Morgan Svangirai here

  • 2gee

    ONLY A DAFT WILL SAY NO GUN SHOT WHEN 2 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED. I WONDER IF PEOPLE CONSCIENCE IS DEAD. PEOPLE ARE INJURED AND YOU SAID IT WAS FAKED. WHAT WILL YOU SAY IF ONE OF THE VICTIM IS A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY

  • Jack

    Amaechi should stop campaigning, APC only needs 25 percent from Rivers and that will do, then Wike will have to face our new govt. Amaechi hold your peace, you’re a legend already

    • George

      Wike, FFK, and Fayose are casualties already

  • T-Rex

    Film tricks! Some people will even commit suicide just to have reasons to paint GEJ black. My PVC will speak on Saturday!

    • Khadijah D.

      Film trick when ppl are injured or maybe dead? I wished one of them is ur father! Mumu

      • T-Rex

        Ashawo,go find customers o

      • donkesson

        don’t worry you will soon die as result of jona and we will also see it as film trick you are the biggest mumu.

  • Original_Raskal

    On Tuesday morning, Premium times will look for a way to frame the usual cunning headlines to castigate GEJ. This time it will be: INEC declared GEJ winner of presidential elections amidst massive rigging reports! HAHAHAHA! F00LISH BIAS REPORTERS IN PREMIUM TIMES!

  • burning spear

    Governor Rotimi Amaechi has been Rivers state Governor for quite a while. He was PDP and now APC. How he became governor is no news. He was one of those PDP rebel governors who exited for personal reasons.

    In 2007 a supplementary budget of 53.2billion Naira was passed into law. In 2008 another supplementary budget of 177.930billion Naira was signed into law by Governor CRA bringing the total of Rivers State Budget for these period to 2,997.91trillion (Two trillion nine hundred and ninety seven billion and ninety one million).
    Using the official foreign exchange of N150 to 1 dollar, Rivers State total budget for these period is $19.999bn (USD) @ N160 to $1(USD) the black or parallel market. The total budget for these period becomes $18.737bn(USD)

    Total Security Vote for the 3years of governor Amaechi tenure is N27.5billion Naira …Money that will not be accounted for!

    In the 2010 budget again N16.3billion was allocated for General administration and out of this amount 11billion is allocated to Government House

    1. 2 trillion naira collected revenue that has not been accounted for.
    2. 57 million dollars for the purchase of Aircraft.
    3. 3 billion naira for the construction of Eneka road project is no where to be found.
    4. 150 million dollars for the Portharcourt mega hospital is no where to be found.
    5. 70 billion naira for tourism centre is no where to be found.
    6. 7 trillion naira Federal allocation cannot be accounted for.
    8.30 billion naira for the repair of Rumuokuta- China road is no where to be found.
    9. 47 billion naira for the Trans -Amadinroad is no where to be found.
    10. 250 million naira spent on foreign trips…… He only travelled to southAfrica.
    11. He owns 20 companies in Ghana and his people are complaining of Jobs.
    12. 20 billion naira for the construction of monorail.
    13 2 billion dollars for the rehabilitation of ring-road.
    14. 15 million dollars was given to Amaechi for security vote , but yet people sleep in portharcourt with their two eyes open.
    15 12 million dollars was paid to some US based online blogs to report negatively against Mr President.
    16. 100 million naira was collected by Amaechi to organise a conference.
    17. 30 billion naira for building portharcourt stadium that is still in shambles.
    18. Amaechi has made the state to owe 100 million dollars as foreign debt.

    • burning spear

      Amaechi has been fired at on more than 20 occasions since he fell out with the president–according to him—-all tjhe allegations so far have been found to be fake–from Okrika where he used APC thugs to attempt world attention via his janjaweed friends in APC–Yesterday he was fired at Okrika–today the home of wike–tomorrow it will be at the village of the president–animals-

    • Joe

      I think there are legal avenues in Nigeria to try corrupt persons. Should he not be voted out in an election rather being attacked this way.

  • Guguru

    Jonathan’s dogs are out to get their pound of flesh as they prepare to be driven out of power in the next few days.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Those useless gunman aren’t sharpshooters.

  • Yusuf

    This man will live long and govern Nigeria at the center, his enemies will be disappointed

  • MC

    Amechi, you are not dying irrespective of your obsessive quest for it lately. Not now because the best death for you is to be alive and witness the triumph of good over evil in few days time. The gods had planned to destroy you from the onset so they are now making you mad.

    • Umar Dendi

      The gods you say!
      Well, there have been false gods in the days of old, they made people kill and rampage I suppose yours are no different.
      Keep calm Man. Its almost the Saturday, and on Sunday we’ll all celebrate -Buhari-Osinbajo!!!

      • donkesson

        this people are no longer afraid of God.

  • agbobu

    THIS IS THE TRUE POSITIONS OF THE PARTIES IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IF THE ELECTION IS HELD TODAY

    THE APC TICKET OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO WILL CARRY

    SOKOTO

    KATSINA

    YOBE

    BORNO

    KANO

    ZAMFARA

    KEBBI

    KADUNA

    BAUCHI

    GOMBE

    ADAMAWA

    NIGER

    KWARA

    OYO

    OSUN

    OGUN

    LAGOS

    NASARAWA

    TARABA

    THE PDP TICKET OF JONATHAN/SAMBO WILL CARRY

    EBONYI

    ANAMBRA

    DELTA

    BAYELSA

    AKWA IBOM

    ABIA

    CROSS RIVER

    THE STATES THAT CAN GO TO ANY OF THE TWO PARTIES ARE

    FTC

    KOGI

    EKITI

    ONDO

    EDO

    ENUGU

    IMO

    RIVERS

    BENUE.

    IF YOU FACTOR IN ALL OF THESE BUHARI/OSINBAJO WILL WIN THE THIS ELECTION IF THE ELECTION IS HELD TODAY.

  • Umar Dendi

    The Madam that screamed “Stone am”, I guess?

  • Rose Ankeny

    Jonathan has finally decided to unleash his assassins that Obasanjo wrote about in his open letter. Why is this dunce from Otuoke so desperate to remain in power ?

  • Philip Musa

    “PREMIUM TIMES could not confirm that claim.” How can Premium Times put out information that cannot be confirmed? Anyway, considering that APC members are so dumb, it makes a lot of sense to sell them on this banana information. Up GEJ!

  • Ukpaka

    We know Jona is slow poison. At the end of the day, Jona is going be a gonna. It’s written all over.

  • favourtalk

    What a shame to GEJ who is desperate to remain in power, with violence and thuggery. What a shame, we need peace and change in nigeria

    • Destiny

      you are a criminal. how can you blame Jonathan on an incident that happen in porthacourt which is purely an internal fight of supremacy between Ameachi, of the APC and nyesom wikes camp.

  • David Adeniran

    Asari, Tompolo and Grandpa Edwin Clark incorporated.

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