Friday, 9 October 2015

APC - PDP against Amaechi over his role in dethroning Jonathan - Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South South region, has backed the nomination of the former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi as minister.

APC South South Vice Chairman, Prince Hilliard Eta in a statement on on Friday said despite opposition from some of the senators from the state and the state governor, Nyesom Wike, the party remains behind the ex-governor.

The statement noted that Wike and his co-travelers were embarking on a wild goose chase by witch-hunting Amaechi in the attempt to thwart his emergence as a Minister.

He said that those protesting Amaechi’s nomination as minister through spurious claims and accusations are into a wild goose chase that can only lead them to a futile end.

“Amaechi was unjustly witch-hunted and persecuted by the PDP machine in Rivers state led by Wike because of his (Amaechi’s) role in fighting down the evil machinations plotted against the good people of the state by the administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,” it said.

“Wike and his likes cannot assume the triple role of the complainant, prosecution and judge in their case against Amaechi as there have desperately shown in their several protests and attempts to thwart his emergence as Minister of the Federal Republic.

“As a result of the brazen desperation by the Wike-led PDP machine, they have forgotten that the extant laws provide that everyone is innocent of whatever accusation until proven otherwise.”

The party said further that “Wike and his ilk were showing the world that it cannot even hide nor pretend on their dance of lawlessness carried over from their hey days when the drums of impunity were conspicuously being beaten aloud.”

“The barrage of petitions against Amaechi’s ministerial nomination and the predetermined report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry submitted to Wike at his behest lend credence to the barefaced machinations to give a dog a bad name so to hang it”.

The statement said further that the APC and the people of the south south were solidly behind Amaechi’s nomination as minister because of doggedness and for his goodwill for the people.

It urged the senate leadership to discountenance the claims by the Integrity Group among others as they constitute distractions to the forward-moving disposition of the present leadership of the country.

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