I can not exactly pin-point the bone of contention between Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and President Goodluck Jonathan but the fight dates back 2010.
and Amaechi intensified over the past few months, the ground was being
set up for it as far back as August 2010 when Amaechi played host to the
First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at her Okrika hometown.
showing her work that needed to be done around a primary school and the
need for demolition, the First Lady jumped up, seized the microphone and
berated him on insisting on demolitions in the area, considering how
scarce land was and the accompanying emotions. The seeds of a conflict
had already been sown.
neighbouring Bayelsa State got in a boundary dispute late 2012, which
would determine into which state certain oil wells fell. The arbiter,
the Nigerian Boundary Commission adjusted the borders to the advantage
of Bayelsa, which happens to be Jonathan’s home state, causing Amaechi
to publicly accuse President Jonathan of being biased towards his home
Anyway, Governor Rotimi was on BBC HardTalk programme and he said quite alot, he really poured out his heart —> watch the video HERE