The Minister of Transportation and Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has accused Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the senator representing Rivers South-East under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Magnus Abe, of conniving and conspiring to disparage and defame him.
Amaechi, who is the immediate past governor and the leader of the APC in the state and the South-South, alleged in a statement from his media office, yesterday, that the duo of Wike and Abe were plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted and distorted stories to the media meant to denigrate him, impugn his integrity and paint a very terrible image of him to members of the public.
He claimed that the plot was already far-gone and persons were been coached on what to say and how to say it, adding: “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.
“While one is been coached in Rivers State Government House of what to say to the press and how to say it, to do maximum damage, the other one is busy distorting, concocting and fabricating fake screenshots, text messages, documents and all sorts in Abe’s Freedom House campaign office in Port Harcourt, which they intend to release to the media to tarnish my image.
“I want to alert the media and members of the public of the smear plot by Wike and Abe to unjustly discredit and smear me for their selfish political reasons.”
Amaechi, however, said he would not be distracted by “any cheap, fake smear campaign of calumny” against him, while urging Rivers people to “pay no heed to the desperate attention-seeking duo of Wike and Abe and all of their fabricated lies,” but focus on the goal of ensuring that Rivers State gets a better leader that would turn around the fortune of the state and its people for good, come 2019.