Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described governors Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose, of Rivers and Ekiti states as well as former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode as three rabble-rousers.
It said the trio’s satanic plot against current Transport Minister and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, will never stand.
The party stated this in reaction to Wike, Fayose and Fani-Kayode’s allegation that the recovered N18billion in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, was Rivers State money stolen by Amaechi.
Rivers APC, in a statement signed by the state chairman, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the allegation was mischievous, wicked and diabolical. He therefore called on the trio to either apologise to Amaechi within two weeks or risk legal action.
The statement read in part, “It is very sad and unfortunate that over two years that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi led APC to dust PDP in the 2015 general elections, the PDP Leadership up till date has refused to forgive Amaechi for disgracing them out of power and salvaging our nation from a system whose corruptive tendency is not only contagious but legendary.
“It is on record that apart from the Abuja residence of Amaechi he has no other single plot of land in any part of this country, so linking him to the ownership of the contentious Ikoyi estate and the huge sum found in it is nothing but an insidious plot to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it. It is sad and shameful that a frustrated and disgraceful group with Wike and Fayose as the key actors should attempt to tarnish the hard-earned reputation of Amaechi just because he collaborated with other patriotic Nigerians to oust a regime that is now exposed as the most corrupt ever in the history of Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that Amaechi has nothing to do with either the Ikoyi estate or the huge sums of money discovered there by EFCC. We urge Nigerians to ignore the antics of the likes of Wike, Fayose and Fani-Kayode. Now that the revealing facts before the public domain disassociate Amaechi from this, we hereby request these three rabble-rousers to formally apologise to Amaechi for this false accusation within two weeks or we may be left with no other option than to brief our lawyers accordingly.
“It is unfortunate for Wike to state that the Ikoyi $43million was part of the proceeds of the Rivers State gas turbines sold during the administration of Amaechi, knowing very well that the money realised from the sale was duly lodged in the coffers of the Rivers State government and budgeted accordingly.
“Nigerians can now attest that Amaechi stands as the most vilified, persecuted politician in Nigeria for his bravery, patriotism and commitment to work for a better future for our country. We remain convinced that God who has seen Amaechi this far will always safeguard him from the Wikes and Fayoses, whose favourite pastime is their obsession to plot Amaechi’s downfall – a satanic project which Almighty God will continue to frustrate to the shame of all the Wikes, Fayoses and Fani-Kayodes of this world.”
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