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Amaechi’s appointment: All efforts to rubbish and diminish him will be futile – Rivers APC


Amaechi’s stewardship is unequaled in Rivers history – APCThe Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged a gang-up against former Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, by some alleged powerful forces in the State who are desperate to ensure he does not get appointed into the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued on Tuesday in Port Harcourt and signed by its Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the State APC chapter urged Amaechi to be steadfast in his support for the administration of President Buhari which he put his life at risk to make possible, while urging the party’s supporters and admirers of Amaechi to exercise patience and allow President Buhari to conclude his appointments before any valid judgment can be passed.
The statement reads, “These retrogressive forces led by the State Caretaker Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, are so afraid of the shadow of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi; they are willing to go to any length to ensure that he is not appointed in President Buhari’s cabinet.
“For a couple of months, the so-called forces have mounted a relentless campaign of deformation against the person of Amaechi, thus biting the finger that once fed them. This is not only shameful but also a clear sabotaging of the greater interests of Rivers State.
“We wish to advice Wike, who is well known for his corruptible tendencies, to desist and stop trying to play God.
“We are confident that Wike can never constitute a stumbling block to Amaechi if President Buhari wishes to nominate him to render service to his fatherland in any capacity.
“Those who have been sponsoring stories claiming that Amaechi was so shocked by his non-appointment as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), that he took off for London to get himself together, it will shock you to know that on the contrary, Amaechi was in Port Harcourt to witness the formal commissioning ceremony of a church.”
Speaking further, the party said it acknowledged with shock, how Chief Wike reportedly ordered a trailer-load of his favorite brandy, Louis XIII of which a bottle costs N1.7m, to celebrate the non-appointment of Amaechi as the SGF by President Buhari and that he has set up a committee to bribe and influence the Senate to castoff Amaechi in case President Buhari nominates him as a Minister.
“All efforts to rubbish and diminish Amaechi,” the Party added, “is a futile exercise because no one can deny the fact that he played a crucial role in sacking the corrupt regime of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and installing the current government at the centre, thus making him a hero of Nigeria’s modern democracy.”