Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has denied having any hands in the ordeals of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria.
A statement signed personally by Mr. Amaechi and made available to The Agenda Online refuted a comment allegedly made by Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, linking him to the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The statement reads in part:
“This is another blatant lie just to smear Amaechi and put him on collision course with the judiciary.”
“The former Rivers State Governor and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is not a judicial officer and is not part of whatever is happening in the Judiciary. We challenge Nyesom Wike to mention the name of the APC chieftain, he falsely alleged, Amaechi discussed the ‘destruction of the CJN with.’
“This Wike’s latest attack on Amaechi is reminiscent of his earlier spurious allegations during the Ikoyi-Osborne-gate scandal where Wike alleged that the former Rivers State Governor, Amaechi was the owner of the 13 billion dollars and the owner of the Osborne apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, where the money was kept. Wike lied that the money was stolen from Rivers State Government treasury.”
“Again, Wike’s recent outburst against Amaechi at the PDP campaign is diversionary. The Governor knowing too well that he has nothing to show for his almost four years in office to Rivers people, in a state obviously with one of the highest allocations, resorted to casting aspersions on Amaechi, instead of telling the people what he had done for the State.”