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
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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