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Ex-Rivers functionaries exonerate Amaechi

17 August 2015, 19:02

Rivers - Former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has been vindicated in the corruption allegation levelled against him by his successor, Nyesom Wike, the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.

APC Rivers Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the allegations, which he dismissed as spurious, had been successfully refuted by past state government functionaries who served under him.

He said the immediate past Secretary to the Rivers State Government, George Feyi, and the Commissioner for Finance, Dr Chamberlain Peterside, in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari did not only dismiss the allegations but provided concrete proof that Amaechi ran the affairs of Rivers State transparently.

Also read: Amaechi scoffs at allegations of corruption

He said that with the refutation of the allegations by Feyi and Peterside, were now clear to both Buhari and Nigerians that Amaechi was among a few leaders that ran a corruption-free and transparent administration during his tenure.

Ikanya said thus, Wike had failed in his bid to tarnish the good image of Amaechi.

“Surely, President Buhari cannot be deceived by the antics of Wike and his cohorts seeking to stop him from making Amaechi part of his administration in recognition of his well-known managerial acumen.”

Ikanya said this would be in recognition of the role Amaechi played as Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation in mobilising Nigerians to cast their ballots for the APC Presidential Candidate during the March polls.

- CAJ News


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