Wike’s probe of Amaechi a wild goose chase, says Rivers APC
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as a wild goose chase the probe of the Chibuike Amaechi administration ordered by the Caretaker Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike. Wike had on Friday inaugurated a seven-man Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) with Justice George Emereji as Chairman and given a month to investigate the immediate past Amaechi administration.
“This is, at best, a fruitless and laughable venture; a wild goose chase,” Rivers APC said in a statement signed by its Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and issued on Sunday in Port Harcourt.
The party noted that Amaechi ran a transparent administration and made it a habit to render account of his stewardship to Rivers people almost on a quarterly basis throughout his eight years in office as governor.
“Only a mischievous and treacherous person like Wike would, therefore, start sniffing the ground in a bid to find out if Rt. Hon. Amaechi soiled his hands while carrying out his functions as the Governor of Rivers State,” Rivers APC said.
The party said it is aware that Wike’s desperate efforts to bring down Amaechi and rubbish his good name despite all his feats as Rivers State Governor are aimed to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing him into his cabinet. According to the party, “One thing Chief Wike and his evil collaborators fail to understand is that President Buhari knows the politics of Rivers State as he knows his fingers. President Buhari is fully aware that Amaechi and his associates are being viciously persecuted by Wike because he engineered the ouster of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as the President of Nigeria and the election of President Buhari. Apart from the above, Chief Wike is embarking upon this worthless vindictive venture knowing very well that he will soon be ignominiously sacked by the Election Petition Tribunal since he never won election but was imposed by Rivers INEC in collaboration with the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Rivers APC made it clear that it is not perturbed by Wike’s abracadabra but advised Justice Emereji and his co-panelists not to allow themselves to be used by Wike to cook up non-existent fraud cases against Amaechi. “Justice Emereji and co should not allow Wike to rubbish the good name they have spent decades to cultivate because it is Wike, who is fraud personified and who has the blood of hundreds of innocent Rivers citizens killed in his desperate bid to become governor, that deserves to be investigated,” the party said, adding: “Deep down in him, Chief Wike is aware if the panel he set up is to do an impartial job, the only issue they will find to be absurd throughout the administration of Rt. Hon. Amaechi will be the contracts for road construction in four local government areas of Port Harcourt, Nkwerre, Abio-Akpor and Obigbo that Chief Wike cornered for himself and his cronies but never executed after pocketing billions of naira. The other would be the contract for schools which Chief Wike also cornered without executing.”
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State