*PDP Wants Obasanjo To Clear Air On Amaechi's K-Leg Saga *
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers state chapter, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo should take advantage of his visit to the state to throw more light on the huge fraudulent financial charges he alleged were hanging around Gov. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi while he served as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media to the State PDP chairman, Jerry Needam, the party recalled that the K-leg saga was the genesis of the current political crisis in Rivers State which was championed by Obasanjo in 2006 to strip Amaechi of the PDP governorship ticket.
The party posited that the people of Rivers State deserve to know the outcome of those charges and investigations and why the former president suddenly swallowed his words to honour the invitation by a man he so much vilified and caused the anti-graft agencies to pursue on account of corruption.
“Failure to oblige this request, the people of Rivers State will be left with no other option than to conclude that he (Obasanjo) has either compromised his acclaimed hard stance against corruption in high places or worse still, is playing politics with the entire Rivers people notwithstanding the after effects.”
The PDP strongly believes that it was Obasanjo's stiff opposition to Amaechi against the will of the party leadership and faithful in the state associated with the party primaries on December 6, 2006 that is still haunting the state till date.
The party insists that issues that border on corruption and mismanagement of state resources are such serious matters that cannot be wished away by political bravado associated with projects commissioning let alone by the governor's direct accuser, ex-president Obasanjo, stressing that unless the issue of K-leg is explained to the people, neither Obasanjo nor Amaechi will be taken serious by Rivers people.