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Text of report by Nigerian newspaper This Day website on 21 July
[Report by Ahamefula Ogbu: "Commonwealth MPs Protest Racism in Rivers"]
An unusual form of racism -a reversal of roles -was recorded at the weekend as members of the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Alliance (CPA) called off a trip to Bonny Island, accusing the ferry company of discriminating against white people.
The Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, immediately ordered the closure of the jetties in Port Harcourt and Bonny belonging to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company.
Black parliamentarians refused to board the ferry in solidarity with the whites, …