Amaechi Begins Fasting And Prayers, As Wike Releases N100 Billion, To Block His Ministerial Re-Appointment

By Post-Nigeria: April 26, 2019 17:02

Amaechi Begins Fasting And Prayers, As Wike Releases N100 Billion, To Block His Ministerial Re-Appointment

Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has accused the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of setting aside a whopping sum of N100 billion, for a Media campaign against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

In a statement on Thursday night, Eze also alleged that Wike has recruited a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aide to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, Spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Imo Ikenga, among others, to lead the Media campaign.

Eze said that impeccable sources who are well informed of the plot, revealed that the Governor has already assembled the Team of sworn anti-Amaechi individuals in the PDP, and other opposition elements, including Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, the National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, to be supported by Barr. Emma Okah, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, with Senator Magnus Abe, as Coordinator of the project.

Eze added that the primary target of the sponsors of the project, represented by the Rivers State Governor, is to smear the image of the Minister.

According to Eze, insiders in the Wike administration have been boasting of late, that the onslaught against Amaechi this time around, would be targeted at damaging his public image, using the Media at all levels, as well as on multiple platforms.

The end result he claimed, is to make the Minister not attractive for a re-appointment in President Buhari’s next cabinet, adding that, a mobilisation of N20 billion had already been disbursed to the assembled Team.

Eze added: “A whopping sum of N100 billion has been set aside for this task, aimed at defaming, smearing, disparaging, blackmailing, and frustrating Amaechi’s re-nomination into President Buhari’s new cabinet.

“Available facts indicate that the sum of N20 billion has already be released to the Committee, comprising of some States and National Commentators, while further disbursement will be done, as the Committee progresses in its deadly task.

“Some of the key Committee members so far recruited are: Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, the National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, Barr. Reno Omokri, a former Presidential Spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Imo Ikenga, the CUPP Spokesperson, to be supported by Barr. Emma Okah, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, who is to act as the Committee’s Secretary/Resource Person and source provider of most of the dirty documents with Senator Magnus Abe, coordinating the multi-billion Naira venture.

“According to the charge to the Committee, the Committee should use every media platform to make the 2015 plot against Amaechi a child’s play, especially as Wike plans on using some of Amaechi’s former cabinet members to tell false, concocted, and distorted stories to the Media, and impugn the Minister’s unblemished integrity, and paint a very terrible image of him to members of the public.

“The Committee is charged to recruit other Nigerians and foreigners alike, to jointly and collaboratively carry out this hatchet job of ‘hack Amaechi down’ campaign. The plan is to throw as much dirt at him as possible, and rubbish his image, that the 2015 campaign against him will become a child’s play.

“Most of the Committee members are currently in Rivers State, and are being coached on what to say to the Press, and how to say it, to do maximum damage, while others are busy distorting, concocting, and fabricating fake screenshots, text messages, documents, and all sorts, in Senator Abe’s Freedom House Campaign Office, in Port Harcourt; that they intend to release to the Media, to tarnish the image of the Minister. Pages of some key National Dailies are already booked in advance, and most Network Televisions and their anchormen, contacted for this deadly task.

“Today, even not waiting to be formally commissioned across Media platforms, subtle campaigns were already ongoing to sway public perception against the former Rivers State Governor. Recently, both Amadi Dike, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo and Sunny Oburu, PDP apologists in their various recent reports, have castigated Amaechi with unkind words, pleading with President Buhari not to re-appoint Amaechi into his cabinet.

“In carrying out this deadly act against an innocent man, whose only crime was that he supervised the election and re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, both in 2015 and 2019, Senator Abe is busy on daily basis, jumping from one TV station to the other, discussing Amaechi, while Chief Dan Nwanyanwu is trying to outshine other Committee members, and Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is busy writing worthless and inciting letters and articles, aimed at achieving the aim of the Amaechi-must-be-destroyed Committee.”

However, Eze noted that the plot and its execution had failed right from the moment it was conceived, because most Nigerians have come to understand that Amaechi, being one of the most critical factors to the ouster of the PDP from its merciless milking of the nation’s resources, will continue to be a target of attack from the reactionary elements that represent the former ruling party.

Eze pointedly stated that no matter the efforts of both Wike and Abe, that their very best can never equal, not to talk about surpassing Amaechi’s sterling, innovative, radical, trend-setting, and absolutely revolutionary records, as a world acknowledged Leader of our time, adding that, take it or leave it, Amaechi remains a hero of global reckoning.

“All these plots notwithstanding, the fact remains that Amaechi has proven himself as a unique Leader in Nigeria, and no amount of evil machinations will deter his reappointment, if merit is the yardstick for appointment.”

He added: “He is a shining star, who has brought his wealth of experience to bear, in transforming the Rail Transport sector, and the President is happy with him. The fact remains Amaechi has made us from the South-South proud, very proud, by his exceptional performance.”