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Senator criticises attack on Rivers Speaker

10 July 2013, 14:00

Port Harcourt - Sen. Magnus Abe (PDP-Rivers South-East), on Tuesday criticised the attack on the Speaker, Rivers House of Assembly, Otelemaba Amachree and the leader, Chidi Lloyd.

This is contained in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt.

He described the attack on the Speaker, Amachree and the leader, Lloyd as a shame and a slap on democracy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Speaker and Leader were attacked by thugs on July 9, as they arrived at the Assembly for the day’s sitting.

The Senator urged lovers of democracy and Nigerians to criticise the act and resist moves by "those under demonic oath to make the state ungovernable’’.

Abe, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), said that it was unfortunate that democratic institutions and those elected to make laws could not be protected.

The Senator said that plans to throw the state into anarchy would not succeed.

He urged Rivers people to stand by Gov. Chibuike Amaechi whom, he said, was being persecuted for defending the state.

 - NAN


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