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N/Delta Group Condemns Sponsored Media Attacks On Amaechi

A group known as the Niger Delta Initiative for Equity and Justice (NDEJ), has condemned sponsored media attacks against former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
It said the reports, which it described as false, were designed to malign the ex-governor.

According to the group, the documentaries being aired by a private television station was designed to cast Amaechi in bad light.
It said the television station and promoters of the documentaries should have waited for the outcome of investigations on Amaechi’s tenure as governor before airing the documentaries.
NDEJ said the television station was attacking Amaechi in the hope of being granted a Certificate of Occupancy for a land belonging to Rivers state.
It alleged that the state also helped the station procure a land in Abuja.
“The documentaries are now being aired to tarnish the image of the former governor as a way to show appreciation to the present Rivers government for this largesse”, NDEJ said.
The group said the same TV station broadcast malicious documentaries against major All Progressive Congress (APC) chiefs during the political campaigns in the run-up to the 2015 general elections.
According to the group, such media manipulation cannot dent Amaechi’s records, adding that the reports are “frivolous and spurious” and designed to suit the broadcaster’s “wicked purpose”.