The Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Rivers state chapter has insisted that the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi is corrupt and his boast of becoming a minister is to glorify corruption.
…Says his boast of becoming a minister is to glorify corruption.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, on behalf of Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah.
The statement said that the Claim by Amaechi, that President Muhammadu Buhari is begging him to accept appointment as Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria or Secretary to the Government of the Federation has further exposed the President’s ‘fight against corruption’ as anti-people and targeted at only members of the PDP.
The statement read “The PDP, insisting that the former Governor of Rivers State, Mr Amaechi, is corrupt and has raped the State in an extreme manner, expresses reservations over the President’s stance, and his tolerance of the APC chieftain, who has at several fora boosted that he is a dependable ally of the President and also a prospective ministerial appointee for either the Defence Ministry or Ministry of Petroleum.
“Similarly, the Party is also amazed at the manner Amaechi’s corrupt and fraudulent actions are continually being celebrated by his lieutenants, the APC folks in Rivers State and Abuja.”
The state PDP recounted the illegal disbursement of Two Billion Naira Agricultural Loan, non-execution of the contract for the construction of the Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte Specialist Hospital, after the payment of the sum of Thirty-Nine Million and Two Hundred Thousand Dollars, illegal withdrawal of Ninety-Six Billion Naira from the Rivers State Reserve Fund, illegal sale of Omuku, Afam, Eleme and Trans-Amadi Gas Turbines, as well as the sale of Olympia Hotel.