Politics How we were arrested, our plane grounded, in Kano – Amaechi - Premium Times


The #Rivers state Governor, Rotimi #Amaechi, on Monday recounted his ordeal and those of his colleagues in #Kano on Sunday after a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido #Sanusi, was named the new emir of the powerful Kano emirate.

Mr. Amaechi and a few other dignitaries were in Kano to pay condolence visits to the Kano state government over the death of Emir Ado #Bayero.

But sources also said Mr. Amaechi and a few other chieftains of the opposition All Progressives Congress also poured into Kano after receiving intelligence that some northern traditional rulers sympathetic to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were putting pressure on the kingmakers and Governor Rabiu Kwankawaso to overlook Mr. Sanusi and appoint his rival to the coveted throne.

Responding to a PREMIUM TIMES enquiry on Monday morning, Mr. Amaechi said after visiting Governor #Kwankwaso, he, along with other dignitaries, made for the Aminu Kano Airport where his chartered aircraft was parked.

He said immediately his team entered the airport buildings preparatory to boarding the plane back to Abuja, authorities locked all the doors to the complex, holding him and his colleagues hostage.
The plane was also impounded, he said.

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Source: #PremiumTimes