Rivers People’s Congress, RPC, an umbrella body of all ethnic, social and non governmental organisations in Rivers State has raised the alarm that there are clandestine efforts by Governor Nyesom Wike’s government to rubbish the legacies of former state governor Chibuike Amaechi and hang on him a picture of corruption in order to destroy his image.
The Co-ordinator of the Congress, Ipinabo Chinda in a statement made available to Vanguard said it was not averse to probing the eight-year rule of the former governor, adding that information at its disposal showed that some persons in government were dubiously collecting and fabricating documents to push out to the media with the intent of presenting the former governor in bad light.
“We, members of the Rivers People’s Congress, RPC, an umbrella organ of all ethnic, social and non governmental organizations in Rivers state, are alarmed at the information at our disposal which shows that there is concerted, on-going plot in the government of Chief Wike to rubbish the legacies of our former governor, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi, and to hang on him a corruption toga to make him ineligible for any future appointment by the Change touting government of President Muhammadau Buhari. The people of Rivers state will not accept this ungodly move and will definitely stand together and say NO to it.
“Indeed we are aware that some persons in government are dubiously collecting and fabricating documents to push out in the social media, in some international media and indeed in some collaborating news media in Nigeria, that the Amaechi government, in which Chief Nyesom Wike played a very major role until they fell apart, and the person of Rotimi Amaechi, is corrupt. This is with the intent of colouring the public mind with a negative image of Rotimi Amaechi. We abhor this in all its ramifications.
Chinda further charged the Commission of inquiry set up by the current government to probe the two tenures of the previous government instead of the single four year term it was set to probe.
It disclosed that the current massive restiveness in the state might lead to implosion if the government failed to thread the path of truth.
“We are bold to say that until a properly constituted body finds empirical cause to indict the person of our former governor Rotimi Amaechi, no one should descend to the cesspit of witch hunting, in an attempt to score cheap political victories.
“Already, there is massive restiveness which can easily lead to implosion in the state, if the Wike government does not thread softly the part of truth. We caution the Wike government to avoid this road to odium and toe the part of fairness, justice and truth,” the statement said.