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APC Rivers "uncovers" smear campaign against Amaechi

30 July 2015, 18:14

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) alleges it has uncovered plans by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to blackmail Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor.

The party alleges PDP would portray him as a corrupt and put him in bad light before the public.

The PDP Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, politician Emma Okah and Spokesman of Wike, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, are said to be hatching the plan.

Also read: DSS,DG not our card-carrying member, says APC

It is alleged the governor's men have reached out to certain persons within and outside of Rivers State to initiate, formulate and contrive a false and damaging report bordering on alleged corrupt practices of Amaechi and circulate same to individuals and institutions within Nigeria and abroad with a view to damaging Amaechi¹s character and rising profile of Amaechi.

APC said it also uncovered that the cooked up report will be sent to include the United States Embassy, United Kingdom High Commission, European Union Commission, several international organisations such as Transparency International as well as  local and foreign media houses.

The plan is to put pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint the former governor into his government, the APC alleged.

The sum total of the efforts by Nyesom Wike, is aimed at generally ensuring that the rising profile of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi before most Nigerians, foreign institutions and organisations and governments is rolled back, tainted and he is made politically irrelevant in the scheme of things, APC alleged.

The APC therefore put Nigerians on notice to completely ignore such reports whenever they surface in the media in the name of fake and contrived individuals or groups.

We also urge various security agencies to expeditiously unmask persons behind such highly mendacious reports and bring them to justice immediately, the statement concluded.

- CAJ News


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