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Amaechi blasts PDP for dragging him to court over Rivers rerun

29 March 2016, 19:22

Port Harcourt - The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State for dragging him before a High Court in Port Harcourt over the deployment of soldiers during the March 19 legislative rerun elections in the state.

The party has asked the court to commit Amaechi, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin, and Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, to prison for deploying soldiers during the elections in defiance of a court order.

But, Amaechi in a statement by his media office described the move by the PDP as  frivolous, ridiculous and laughable.

Also read: PDP moves to jail Amaechi over election rerun violence

He queried his inclusion in the court matter when he does not have the powers as a Minister of Transportation to deploy soldiers

Amaechi noted that he has not been served with the court processes and as such was not aware of the matter.

He, however, promised to meet the party in court to defend himself.

- News 24


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