– The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the reports by two Justices of the Supreme Court is an indictment on Rotimi Amaechi
– Samuel Wanosike, the state publicity secretary of the PDP has called for the resignation of Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation
The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that recent reports by two Justices of the Supreme Court is an indictment on the former Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, Daily Post reports.
Justice Okoro Inyang and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta both of the Supreme Court had fingered Amaechi in an alleged bribery and corruption scandal.
Samuel Wanosike, the state publicity secretary of the PDP, speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, said the party in the state has been justified about its argument that the former governor allegedly misappropriated state funds.
He said there is a moral burden on President Mohammadu Buhari to prosecute all those mentioned in the statement of the two Supreme Court Justices.
Wanosike said: “We of the PDP in Rivers state have been vindicated. We are not surprised because we knew Amaechi was stingingly corrupt. Under his watch over three points, something close to trillion was misused.
“President Mohammadu Buhari now the moral burden to let Nigerians know if he is truly fighting corruption.
“If the President knows he’s not shielding corrupt officials especially those who have embezzled fund meant for Rivers state. We as a party are asking Amaechi to resign so that he can be properly investigated. We are asking President Mohammadu Buhari to please do the needful for Nigerians.”
Recall that Justice Sylvester Ngwuta has alleged that Ameachi begged him to facilitate the removal of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.
In a letter dated October 18, Justice Ngwuta said his travail in the hands of the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), was because he refused to help the All Progressives Congress (APC) win governorship election cases involving Ekiti, Rivers and Ebonyi states.