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APC Rivers denies Amaechi externalised state funds

24 August 2015, 06:52Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the corruption allegations against immediate past Governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

State Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said that the latest allegation by the current Governor, Nyesom Wike, that Amaechi had foreign bank accounts lacked substance.

Ikanya said such reports “were fabrications intended to ridicule Amaechi and dissuade President Muhammadu Buhari, who the party said was expected to make Amaechi a key member of his cabinet.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Amaechi has no account with a Bank in Minnesota, USA, as alleged by these devious rumour mongers,” Ikanya said.

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He said it was not true that media practitioner Christiane Amanpour accused Amaechi of corruption, as being allegedly claimed by his said detractors.

“Besides, at no time did Amaechi write to Bancorp or any bank in Switzerland, stating that he deposited any funds in error. These are wicked lies concocted by evil-minded persons desperate to pull down Amaechi but who are bound to fail,” Ikanya said.

Tensions characterise relations between the APC and the People’s Democratic Party in the Rivers State.

This emanates from the contentious governorship poll that steered PDP’s Wike to power.

APC opposes the outcome citing vote rigging.

Upon its ascension to power, the Wike administration is probing Amaechi’s tenure for alleged financial misconduct. 

- CAJ News


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