A rights activist and former aspirant to the House of Representatives in Rivers state; Opunabo Inko-Tariah has described the ongoing crisis beleaguering the governor of Rivers state; Chibuike Amaechi, as “referendum of peoples disapproval of Amaechi.”
Mr Inko-Tariah who was a guest on Channels TV breakfast programme; Sunrise Daily admitted that the incumbent governor of Rivers state is the best governor the state has had since the era of Alfred Diete-Spiff in terms of infrastructural development, but he likened the governor to a man who has been transformed from an elected officer to a dictator.
He alleged that the party leadership (Peoples Democratic Party-PDP) under the Governor compelled him to step down from the party’s candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2011 general election for candidates of their choice.
Mr Inko-Tariah then decamped to the Action Congress of Nigeria, where he contested for the House of Reps and lost. He has now returned to the PDP.
He also alleged the dismissal of a number of local government chairmen by the Amaechi administration as he inferred that the recent development in the party is now a way of pay back to the governor for his doings.