Abuja – Immediate past governor of Rivers
State, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained reasons for opposing the Judicial
Commission of Inquiry set up to probe some selected government transactions
during the former's tenure.
His media office reiterated and emphasised the former
governor was "not afraid' of a fair and decent probe, instead of the one
his successor, Nyesom Wike established.
“However what Wike has set out to do is anything but a
fair probe. The commission will not be fair to Amaechi because it was set up to
Amaechi's office said Wike had repeatedly held that
Amaechi, the person to be investigated, acted illegally in the disbursement of
public funds and that Amaechi ran a corrupt government.
"Clearly, Wike has prejudged the matter and showed
his bias that Amaechi is guilty even before investigations," read a
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"This means Wike, with his prejudiced, made up mind
has taken a position of a guilty verdict even before the outcome is known or
Amaechi's office added that the alleged bias and
predetermined agenda to indict Amaechi was obvious even in the terms of
reference of the commission.
The former governor said it was clear to the panel
members that their job is to indict Amaechi.
“To do his (Wike's) dirty hack job, he got Justice GO
Omereji a man who is well known to harbour a long held, extreme anger, hatred
and animosity against former governor Amaechi as the commission chairman."
It is said Omereji has never disguised this stance and
disposition towards Amaechi.
"How can we now expect Justice Omereji to be fair to
Amaechi, the person he passionately loathes with extreme malice and venom?”
Amaechi's publicists asked.
PDP alleges Amaechi abused state funds during his tenure
that ended earlier this year. However, APC believes this is a smear campaign
aimed at influencing President Muhammadu Buhari against selecting him for a
cabinet post. - CAJ News
- CAJ News