Bribery Allegation: God will vindicate Amaechi – APC


The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has risen

in stout defence of the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike

Rotimi Amaechi, dismissing calls for his resignation led by the State

Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following allegations by

some recently arrested Judges that he tried to influence their rulings on

some election petition cases.
Rivers APC in a statement issued on Monday in Port Harcourt and signed by

the State APC Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, insisted that

Amaechi is clean and not guilty as charged. “We are convinced that God,

who has always fought for Amaechi, will continue to save and strengthen

him and will once again vindicate him,” the party said.

It lambasted both Rivers PDP, the National PDP and others who have joined

in calling on Amaechi to resign and for his probe based on the allegations

of attempted bribery levelled by some sponsored and drowning judges who

were looking for a tool to stay afloat as not only vindictive, shameless,

laughable, mischievous but exposure of a clique that is so desperate to

expose and express their ignorance and evil plots against a man whom they

see as the arrowhead that dislodged them from power at the centre. “These

calls being championed by the PDP are just the latest manifestation of the

party's frustration and fight against Amaechi in retaliation for his role

in dislodging the PDP Government at the centre during the 2015

presidential elections. These useless calls based on the unfounded and

baseless attempted bribery allegations against the former Rivers State

Governor and Minister of Transportation confirms our fears and stand that

the two discredited Justices made these allegations as part of a political

strategy to destroy APC and run down the political fortunes of this rising

star. PDP is only acting out its frustration over the key role that

Amaechi played to end the corruption system engineered by the past PDP

administration at the centre but let us assure the public that this plot

has already failed before it was hatched because no sound Nigerian will

buy this lame allegation that have no logical stand,” Rivers APC said.

The party recalled the failed plots by PDP to deny Amaechi the party’s

gubernatorial ticket he won convincingly in 2007 and the efforts PDP also

made to ensure that Amaechi was neither screened nor appointed as a

Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “Having failed to deny him

the 2007 PDP gubernatorial ticket and to stop his appointment as a

Minister, PDP is now sponsoring some unpatriotic, chronic corrupt and

confused Judges to start mentioning Amaechi's name in the hope that doing

so will save them from paying for their heinous crime against the people

of Rivers State and Nigeria as a whole,” the statement said.

Continuing, Rivers APC said: “We wish to counsel the Justices already

arrested for corruption to be men enough and face their trial accordingly

and leave Amaechi alone. Amaechi's only crime was that he played a

yeoman's role in the efforts to see to the emergence of the revered

Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria who, imbued with God's wisdom

and strength, has launched an uncompromising war against those who looted

our common patrimony who in retaliation are frustrating the economic

recovery of our dear country by promoting insecurity in our country.

“We will like to reiterate unequivocally that Amaechi is not only clean

but a tool to free Nigeria from the corruption imposed on us by those who

hate our nation. He demonstrated his sagacity and prudence by saving a

whopping sum of N134.4 billion (Using N168 to $1 as it was in 2014 when

the contract was first signed under Jonathan’s Administration) for the

nation by negotiating downwards the planned 1,402km Calabar-Lagos Coastal

Rail Project. “Rt. Hon. Amaechi has by this singular act demonstrated to

the entire world that he is one of the Saints in the public service of our

great nation.”
As much as we sympathise with PDP in its failed plot and wild chase to

silence and intimidate Amaechi, let us remind them that Amaechi will never

be cowed as fighting against him means fighting against God and failure

will always be their portion but incase they have forgotten so soon,

Chibuike means “God is all Powerful” and “Rotimi” an abridged version of

“Oluwadurotimi” meaning “the Lord stands by me”, while Amaechi means “who

knows tomorrow ?” It is, however, in vain that these chronic looters and

enemies of Nigeria are fighting against Amaechi as he is innocent of the

charges against him and bound to triumph at the end of the day.

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