The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has uncovered an insidious plan by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and elements of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to blackmail Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State and portray him as a corrupt and put him in bad light before the public.
The devious plan, coordinated by the PDP acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Emma Okah and Spokesman of Gov. Wike, Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah, indicates that the governor’s men have reached out to certain persons within and outside of Rivers State to initiate, formulate and contrive a false damaging report bordering on alleged corrupt practices of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and circulate same to individuals and institutions within Nigeria and abroad with a view to damaging the incorruptible character and rising profile of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in order to blackmail and put pressure on President Buhari not to appoint the former governor into his government. The international community and especially the Nigerian public know that Gov Amaechi is one of the most forthright, transparent and honest leaders in the country today ; that is why he had the courage and moral strength to confront ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and the wife.
The APC also uncovered that those whom the cooked up report will be sent to include the US Embassy, UK High Commission, EU Commission, several international organisations such as Transparency International amongst others. The forged report will also be sent to local and foreign media houses such as the BBC [Hausa Service], Dutch radio,VOA [Hausa Service] amongst others.
The sum total of the efforts by Nyesom Wike is aimed at generally ensuring that the rising profile of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi before most Nigerians, foreign institutions and organisations and governments is rolled back, tainted and he is made politically irrelevant in the scheme of things.
The APC would like to put Nigerians on notice to completely ignore such reports whenever they surface in the media in the name of fake and contrived individuals or groups. We also urge various security agencies to expeditiously unmask persons behind such highly mendacious reports and bring them to justice immediately.
State Publicity Secretary
Thursday, 30th July, 2015