Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - The alleged plans by the Presidency to produce a defamatory documentary on the State Governor, Chibiuke Rotimi Amaechi, was in continuation of the on-going campaign of denigration against leaders in the APC by the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition said.
“The plot, which was leaked to us by a patriotic Nigerian working in the Presidency, is intended to present Governor Amaechi, who is also the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, as a power-hungry and corrupt politician, but nothing could be further from the truth,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement.
“Having sponsored the production and airing of similar discredited documentaries on APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the PDP-led Presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists believe that Governor Amaechi is the next APC backbone to be targeted in this diabolical and desperate but futile attempt to stop APC’s march to victory in the March 28 presidential election.”
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Ikanya, in the statement issued in Port Harcourt, was adamant Amaechi had “no skeletons in his cupboard” and has nothing to be afraid of, having served the good people of Rivers State to the best of his ability almost eight years.
“We, therefore, wish to warn those behind this devilish and invidious plot to desist from executing it. We also wish to issue advance warning to media houses that may be tempted by the lure of lucre to promote or broadcast any satanic documentary on Governor Amaechi to perish the thought or prepare to meet us in court,” Ikanya said.
Comment could not be obtained from the PDP or the Presidency.