Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has accused Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, of conniving and conspiring to disparage and defame him.
The minister alleged the duo are plotting to use his former cabinet members to spread fake, concocted and distorted stories to the media that are meant to denigrate him, impugn his unblemished integrity and paint a very terrible image of him to members of the public.
Amaechi, who is also the director-general of President Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, in a statement issued by his media office and made available to LEADERSHIP Weekend in Port Harcourt, further alleged that the plot is already far-gone and people are been coached on what to say and how to say it.
“I am aware that two former commissioners who served in the state executive council when I was governor have been procured by Wike and Abe jointly and collaboratively, to carry out this hatchet job of ‘hack Amaechi down’ campaign. The plan is to throw as much dirt at me as possible and rubbish my image.’’
He insisted that no amount of sabotage and fake stories will deter him and all genuine APC members, supporters and Rivers people from changing and voting out the inept government in the state next year.
Reacting to the allegation, Rivers State commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, called on Amaechi to be man enough to search his conscience, drop his penchant for dictatorship and take blame for the crisis that has engulfed the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and leave Wike alone.