The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of trying to shut the former Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, out of political space.
The state Deputy Chairman of APC, Prince Peter Odike, stated this while addressing the press on Friday at the APC state Secretariat in Port Harcourt.
Odike said the commission of inquiry set up by Governor Nyesom Wike and the petition to Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) against Amaechi were all ground plan orchestrated by the PDP and their cohorts to deny Amaechi appointment from President Buhari’s administration.
The party recalled that, Amaechi, the former chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum for solid eight years resisted the pressure mounted by some unpatriotic elements backed by the former President Goodluck Jonathan to control the resource of the state.
He alleged that PDP plan to politically pull down Amaechi was intensified in the month of August when they realised that President Buhari is expected to name members of Federal Executive Council and other strategic appointments.
“I am calling on the elders, young men and women of Rivers State and indeed the Niger Delta Region to rise in union and to tell these few actors represented by the current occupants of the Brick House especially PDP in the state that the sound of their drums is of war.
“They want to shut out Amaechi out of political space but they can’t because their plans are evil. Their actions are becoming inimical to the progress in Rivers State. They are not happy that Amaechi fought the political battle of his life to ensure Buhari’s victory at the poll.
“We therefore enjoin the good people of Rivers State to discountenance this ill-motivated selfish and devilish campaign of calumny against the great son of Niger Delta. Rivers people should refuse to be part of any gang –up geared toward destroying what Amaechi has built in the state.”
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