Abuja - The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has denounced the so-called probe of his administration by his successor, Nyesom Wike.
Amaechi described the probe as a sham and a fraudulent witch-hunt meant to deceive the public.
“This so called Wike’s probe of Amaechi is dead on arrival,” the former governor’s media office stated.
“All the noise Wike is making is to grab media headlines with his lies of monumental corruption against Amaechi. It’s all drama made for the media.
What is playing out is a script written and directed by Nyesom Wike. Wike should move to Nollywood where his devious skills would probably be useful.”
The organisation alleged an agenda against Amaechi.
“Even while inaugurating his yeoman commission of Inquiry, Wike could not conceal his vendetta agenda. He was clear to the panel members that their job is to indict Amaechi,” Amaechi’s office stated.
“While it’s no longer in doubt what would be the report of Wike’s sham probe commission. What may shock Nigerians is the extent Wike has gone and is ready to go to manufacture stories of corrupt practices, and the kind of bogus tales of corruption against Amaechi that he would soon be feeding the nation.”
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Wike’s administration has alleged the former governor looted state resources ahead of the former’s inauguration in May.
Amaechi's office denied the accusation.
“Truly, since May 29, that is all Wike has been doing; cooking spurious reports of corruption against Amaechi.”
The office added, “Wike has been intimidating, threatening, coercing and blackmailing officials of the past administration, especially civil servants into making false, phony and bogus statements that would make legitimate government transactions appear as corrupt practices.”
The former governor also slammed his former deputy, Tele Ikuru, over claims that the Amaechi administration, under which Ikuru served, was the most corrupt in the state.
“We won’t dignify him with a response. He’s such a worthless piece of trash that we won’t waste our energy on. This is a man with no dignity, no shame. No self-respecting man would talk the way Ikuru is talking right now,” the office said.
“If the government was as corrupt as he claims, what was he doing there for almost eight years?”
- CAJ News