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Amaechi not corrupt, Rivers APC insists

THE Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has insisted that its leader and the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, remained clean and untainted by corruption.

The state APC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard “desperate” efforts by the current Governor of the State, Chief Nyesom Wike, to tarnish Amaechi’s image.

Describing the former governor as a sincere, but courageous man, the party condemned a sponsored documentary aired in a private television station against the person of Amaechi.

The party’s position was contained in a statement signed by its State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and issued in Port Harcourt on Monday.

The statement reads, “We make bold to say that if there is any clean and spotless former governor in Nigeria, that person is Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON.

“Anybody, who knows Amaechi well enough, will readily testify that he is an honest, sincere, but courageous gentleman, a first-class patriot, who is ever ready to go the extra mile to see that Nigeria becomes a better place for the present and future generations.”

It also described the documentary aired on the private television as satanic and part of the state governor’s propaganda war against Amaechi, adding that Wike had earmarked billions of naira for his plot to destroy the character of Amaechi.

“Other propaganda tools planned to be deployed in the war against Amaechi include sponsored publications such as advertorials, columns, editorials and Op-Ed articles in major international, national and local print media,” the state APC said.

Reacting, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Publicity, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, described the claim by the state APC as false, adding that the APC in the state was drowning and looking for something to cling on.

Inko-Tariah specifically said that Wike was not sponsoring any war of calumny on the former governor and stated that Amaechi was inconsequential to the current administration.

According to him, “I call on Rivers people to disregard the bombastic effusions of the disgruntled and frustrated elements in the APC in Rivers State.

“Rotimi Amaechi is of no significance to Governor Nyesom Wike’s government and so, it will be needless to sponsor any war of calumny against him or the APC. There is no truth in the APC’s claim at all.

“I believe that the fear of (Justice George) Omereji’s panel’s findings is the driving force that is making them to cry wolf when there is none. It is a futile stratagem.”

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