Stop The Lies Against Wike's In-laws, Clear Corruption Issues Raised Against You, Pdp Tells Amaechi
The Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation says there is no iota of truth in the allegation by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi while speaking at the South-South Rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Port Harcourt, that its Governorship Candidate, Chief Nyesom Wike's In-Laws ambushed his wife, Judith, during an APC programme in Ahoada, Rivers State.
The PDP Campaign Organisation in a statement by the Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, Barr Emma Okah said such claim is ridiculous, cheap-blackmail and unfounded, describing Gov Amaechi as a man who talks before he thinks.
" Amaechi is showing signs of aggravated desperation everyday and he hangs on to any like a drowning man gasping for life. That is why he is employing all ignoble tactics including deliberate false allegation and lies as his last minute arsenals", he said
Wike's In-laws according to the Campaign Organization are well educated, decent and responsible people. They are no rascals and have no history of odd behaviours and certainly not in their old age. They have a pedigree of sound moral and Christian background that abhors such unholy act, wondering what could have prompted the Governor to make such grave and calumnious allegation against such a family.
What Amaechi has done, the Party believes, is ungodly and smacks of his usual disrespect not only to Chief Wike's In-laws but to the entire people of Rivers State.
The PDP is of the view that rather than waste the short time he has castigating and maligning people and personalities, the outgoing Governor should first clear himself of the several corruption charges against him, ranging from the illicit collection of special interest of N800M every month in addition to security vote and Government House administration allocations, divestment of some State-owned properties to cronies and family members, obscure transactions in government institutions and awards of juicy projects and contracts to himself, family members, including the Clinotech (Karibi Whyte hospital) contract saga.
The PDP expresses worry over the billions of naira Governor Amaechi gave to an APC chieftain, and former Governor of Kwara State, Sen. Bukola Saraki for the construction of Eliparonwo road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State which till date has remained a mirage. In awarding the contract to a sitting Governor then, Amaechi was seeking to succeed Saraki as Chairman of Governors Forum, a project that has failed woefully. "Amaechi needs to make clarifications but he is pretending not to hear", Okah said
The Party therefore, calls on Governor Amaechi to stop the lies about its highly respected and winning flag-bearer, Chief Barr. NYESOM Wike, and begin to dust his files for a smooth handover to the PDP government on May 29, 2015. Therefater, he will begin to answer questions relating to the many corruption issues of his regime and address the loses caused by his financial wastages in all public sectors in the State.
Barr Emma Okah
Media & Publicity Committee
Rivers PDP Campaign Organization
Thursday, March 13, 2015