Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Felix Obuah, has said the litigation threat by former governor Chibuike Amaechi against him and others over allegation of corruption was diversionary.
This came barely 24 hours after Amaechi in a statement by his media office said the ex-governor was demanding N300 billion damages in view of alleged defamation of his person.
But reacting to Amaechi’s threat of litigation, Obuah in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday described the move by the former as diversion in view of the revelations.
The statement was signed by media aide to the state PDP Chairman, Jerry Needam on behalf of his principal said the recently concluded judicial commission of inquiry into the sale of the state government assets were testimonies of fraudulent deals carried out by the previous administration.
The statement further said the intended lawsuit by Amaechi if true, will offer the party the opportunity to expose to the whole world the atrocities committed by the former governor, “for them to adjudge whether he (Amaechi) is corrupt or a saint as he is hoodwinking those who do not know him very well to believe.”