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Ex-commissioner clears Amaechi of corruption

07 September 2015, 14:13

Rivers - Former Rivers State Transport Commissioner, George Fubara Tolofari, has absolved erstwhile Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from corruption.

The defence comes after weeks of accusations of impropriety by the ex-governor’s critics, mainly the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Tolofari mentioned key projects he said led to the development of the state.

“So much has been put out and so much has been spoken about Amaechi.

However, some pertinent issues need to be raised and addressed against the back drop of facts,” he said.

Also read: Amaechi scoffs at allegations of corruption

“It is my belief, that at the end of the day history will be fair in her assessment of Amaechi as a person and as a man of big ideas who had the courage to challenge a system of injustice meted out against his people by a cabal who acquired power in the name of a people who had been long deprived and had paid a great price for the well-being of the nation state but who were forced to put up with all sorts of marginalization all in the name of “At least, he is our own.”

He said Amaechi’s name definitely would continue to generate a lot of emotions but one thing there would always be a consensus about, is that he never corruptly enriched himself in any way or manner.

“On this, the judgement of history will always be constant. Any fair and objective assessment of the Amaechi years will place him with the likes of Dappa Biriye, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Alfred Diete Spiff, etc.”

- CAJ News


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