Rivers Crisis: Rotimi Amaechi cautions supporters to steer clear of of Violence

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Minister of Transportation - Rotimi Amaechi
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The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has cautioned his supporters to steer clear of violence as that is not the best way to resolve any issue.

Amaechi was reacting to two viral videos of his alleged supporters in Rivers State, one group inciting violence and the other dissociating him from the comments of the first group, stating that he is a man of peace.

A statement by his media team said Amaechi addressed the issue during a TV interview Tuesday, stating that the rule of law must be respected and upheld at all times.

He said, “First, if you say you’re my supporter, you’ll know that I don’t just respect the law, I fear the law. Breaking the law can put you in jail. Because of the kind of words used in that video, I may have to address it.

“I believe that no matter how angry you are, no matter how institutions are manipulated, a judge once said ‘I’m allowed to be wrong, that’s why you have the court of appeal, that’s why you have the supreme court.’ So if you think that what the state judiciary is doing is wrong, then you go to the court of appeal, you go to the supreme court and ensure you exhaust the due process. No matter your frustration, you don’t have the right to take the law into your hands.

A Man of Peace- Rotimi Amaechi
A Man of Peace- Rotimi Amaechi

” I’ m responding to those videos is because they all said they are my supporters, those who made the comment and those who countered them. My message to everyone is to tell everybody who is supporting me to please remain calm and get out of violence. Never be part of violence because I will not defend anybody when you get violent.

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“The law will take its course. Whatever is happening, if anything goes wrong in the high court, you go to the court of appeal, if anything goes wrong in the court of appeal, you go to the supreme court, but don’t you ever take the law into your hands, just like my children would never do that.”

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