Lagos – The Patriots Alliance, a
non-governmental organisation, has demanded an apology from People’s Democratic
Party (PDP) Rivers State Chairman Spokesperson, Jerry Needam, over inferences
former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, externalized state funds.
This follows initial reports claiming that CNN's
'Amanpour Live Report' reported that Amaechi had been stacking money in
different foreign accounts.
According to the reports statement, Amanpour’s show
suggested the sum of over US$757 million was stacked in a foreign U.S.
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“As patriotic citizens of Nigeria, when we heard this
weird story we decided to approach Christiane Amanpour of CNN to ascertain its
veracity and this is what she said: @camanpour: "No news on Nigeria
besides the interview granted to the President of Nigeria @MBuhari on the 21st
July, 2015,"” Solomon Okocha, said on behalf of the Patriots Alliance.
“In view of the foregoing, it is now vividly clear that
at no time did Christiane Amanpour of CNN or the CNN itself ever broadcast such
a misleading story. More worrisome is how a Pastor, in the person of Jerry
Needam will be used to spread such mischievous and fallacious story.”
The group demanded an apology from Needam, who could not
be reached for comment.
“We therefore call on Pastor Jerry Needam to toe the path
of honour and render an unreserved apology, firstly, to the former Governor of
Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for spreading false and
malicious information about him and thereby damaging his reputation, and
secondly, to the good people of Rivers State, for misleading them with an
unfounded report.” – CAJ News
- CAJ News