Lagos - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed dismay at claims President Muhammadu Buhari was begging former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to accept an appointment into the Federal Government cabinet.
Amaechi reportedly claimed this past weekend Buhari had implored him to accept the position of Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria or Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Rivers State's PDP chapter said if the claims were true, this would be tantamount to glorifying corruption, and which also exposes the President's fight against corruption as anti-people and targeted at only members of the PDP.
The PDP, insisting that the former Governor of Rivers State, Mr Amaechi, is corrupt and has raped the State in an extreme manner, expresses reservations over the President's stance, and his tolerance of the APC chieftain," Jerry Needam, Spokesperson to Rivers State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, said.
He alleged Amaechi had at several fora boosted that he was a dependable ally of the President and also a prospective ministerial appointee for either the Defence Ministry or Ministry of Petroleum.
Similarly, the party said it was also amazed at the manner Amaechi's alleged corrupt and fraudulent actions were continually being celebrated by his lieutenants, the APC folks in Rivers State and Abuja. Needam said PDP made bold to say that under Amaechi as Governor, corruption was legalized and institutionalized.
He claimed there were obvious evidence attesting to the validity of this position and the PDP is fully ready to provide prove of its claims.
Comment could not be obtained from the APC and The Presidency.
- CAJ News