Former Rivers State Assembly leader apologises to fellow lawmaker he almost killed ON AUGUST 25, 20205:35 AMIN POLITICS …Abandons Amaechi, APC, returns to Wike, PDP …Any committed politician could have acted same way – Wike …Development regrettable – Rivers APC By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Former Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly (RVSH), Dr Chidi Lloyd, has apologised to Michael Chinda, a fellow lawmaker he almost killed in a 2013 House fracas fueled by the infamous political rivalry between former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and estranged ally, incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike. Lloyd, in defence of the camp of Amaechi, then Governor, had in a viral video viciously struck fellow House member, Chinda on the skull with the House Mace, resulting in severe head injuries which required medical tourism abroad to remedy.The former House Leader, confidant of current Transport Minister, Amaechi, tendered apology to Chinda on Monday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, where he announced his defection from Rivers APC and return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before Governor Wike.He told the Governor, “My people have asked me to say to you that we will henceforth join hands with you in the PDP. I thank God that all dramatic personae involved in that shameful conduct (2013 fracas) are alive, none dead. “On behalf of myself and my family I tender an unreserved apology for whatever action that may have been ascribed to me. I am truly truly sorry for the pain I may have cost my brother, Michael Chinda.” – Vanguard News
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