The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has raised alarm over a plot by the Presidency to produce a very damaging documentary on the State Governor, Chibiuke Rotimi Amaechi, in continuation of the on-going campaign of calumny against leading lights in APC by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The plot, which was leaked to us by a patriotic Nigerian working in the Presidency, is intended to present Governor Amaechi, who is also the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, as a power-hungry and corrupt politician, but nothing could be further from the truth. Having sponsored the production and airing of similar discredited documentaries on APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the PDP-led Presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists believe that Governor Amaechi is the next APC backbone to be targeted in this diabolical and desperate but futile attempt to stop APC’s march to victory in the March 28 presidential election,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.
Ikanya in a statement issued Thursday in Port Harcourt made it clear that Governor Amaechi has no skeletons in his cupboard and has nothing to be afraid of, having served the good people of Rivers State to the best of his ability in the past almost eight years. “We, therefore, wish to warn those behind this devilish and invidious plot to desist from executing it. We also wish to issue advance warning to media houses that may be tempted by the lure of lucre to promote or broadcast any satanic documentary on Governor Amaechi to perish the thought or prepare to meet us in court,” Ikanya said.
He advised President Goodluck Jonathan and his sinking party to stop wasting public funds sponsoring ill-conceived documentaries designed to tarnish the reputation of APC leaders, as this cannot save the party during the forthcoming polls.
Finally, President Jonathan should know that the game is up as we expect him to work towards honourably leaving the stage as a statesman and avoid destroying the intuitions and people who have assisted him in his political journey. He has ran our economy aground and spread corruption as a way of life and the fact remains that Nigerians are tired of his maladministration, lack of vision and no amount of bribery or damage to any of our leaders will save him from the defeat that awaits him come 28thMarch, 2015, Dr Ikanya concluded.