Abuja - The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, denied corruption charges his successor has leveled against him and his family.
He raised alarm on alleged attempts to intimidate, threaten and blackmail officials including civil servants into making false, phony and bogus claims of corruption and corrupt practices against him and his wife.
His spokesperson also denied the claims of vandalism and looting of Government House.
Amaechi described the claims as another smear campaign and ploy to siphon billions of Naira from the State Treasury under the guise of renovating a "vandalized" and "looted" Government House.
"Wike has gone to ridiculous and absurd lengths to show his imaginary claims of vandalisation and looting in Government House in his bid to vote billions of Naira for renovation of the place," said Amaechi.
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He said the development was a conspiracy to siphon state funds in the guise of renovating a vandalized and looted Government House and falsely smear Amaechi's image.
"These false, bogus and illusive claims can never be substantiated but Wike doesn’t care. All he wants is to taint my good name with screaming headlines of corruption and corrupt practices in the media. But, he will certainly fail,” Ameachi added.
He urged the media to beware of this alleged plot, scrutinize thoroughly and disregard any of Wike’s wild and false claims of corrupt practices against him and his wife.
Amaechi's All Progressives Congress and the People's Democratic Party of Wike have been at loggerheads before and after elections that saw the latter win the governorship election.
APC is challenging the outcome citing alleged irregularities.