End Of The Road As APC Shocks The World, ‘Storms’ Supreme Court, Over Amaechi’s Resignation

By Sanni Muhammed October 24, 2016 16:12

End Of The Road As APC Shocks The World, ‘Storms’ Supreme Court, Over Amaechi’s Resignation

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the numerous calls for the resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, exonerating him of any wrong doing in the ongoing investigation of senior Judicial Officers.

Recall, that many Nigerians have demanded for Amaechi’s resignation, over claims by two Supreme Court Justices, that he tried to influence their rulings on some election petition cases.

The Rivers State APC, in a statement issued on Monday, October 24, in Port Harcourt, and signed by the State Chairman, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, insisted that Amaechi is clean, and not guilty of any crime.

It also warned that Amaechi will never be cowed, as ‘fighting against him, means fighting against God, and failure will always be their portion’.

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“We are convinced that God, who has always fought for Amaechi, will continue to save and strengthen him, and will once again vindicate him,” the party said.

It also said the calls were an “exposure of a clique that is so desperate to expose and express their ignorance, and evil plots against a man whom they see as the arrowhead, that dislodged them from power at the centre.”

“These calls being championed by the PDP, are just the latest manifestation of the party’s frustration, and fight against Amaechi, in retaliation for his role in dislodging the PDP government at the centre, during the 2015 Presidential elections.

“These useless calls based on the unfounded and baseless attempted bribery allegations against the former Rivers State Governor and the Minister of Transportation, confirm our fears and stand, that the two discredited Justices made these allegations, as part of a political strategy to destroy APC, and run down the political fortunes of this rising star.

“PDP is only acting out its frustration over the key role that Amaechi played to end the corruption system, engineered by the past PDP administration at the centre, but let us assure the public, that this plot has already failed before it was hatched, because no sound Nigerian will buy this lame allegation that have no logical stand.

“Having failed to deny him the 2007 PDP Gubernatorial ticket, and to stop his appointment as a Minister, PDP is now sponsoring some unpatriotic, chronic corrupt and confused Judges, to start mentioning Amaechi’s name, in the hope that doing so will save them from paying for their heinous crime against the people of Rivers State, and Nigeria as a whole.

“We wish to counsel the Justices already arrested for corruption, to be men enough and face their trial accordingly, and leave Amaechi alone. Amaechi’s only crime was that he played a yeoman’s role in the efforts to see to the emergence of the revered Muhammadu Buhari, as the President of Nigeria, who imbued with God’s wisdom and strength, has launched an uncompromising war against those who looted our common patrimony, who in retaliation are frustrating the economic recovery of our dear country, by promoting insecurity in our country.

“We will like to reiterate unequivocally, that Amaechi is not only clean, but a tool to free Nigeria from the corruption imposed on us by those who hate our nation. He demonstrated his sagacity and prudence, by saving a whopping sum of N134.4 billion (Using N168 to $1, as it was in 2014, when the contract was first signed under Jonathan’s Administration) for the nation, by negotiating downwards the planned 1,402km Calabar-Lagos Coastal Rail Project.

“Rt. Hon. Amaechi, has by this singular act, demonstrated to the entire world that he is one of the Saints in the public service of our great nation”.

“As much as we sympathise with PDP in its failed plot and wild chase to silence and intimidate Amaechi, let us remind them that Amaechi will never be cowed, as fighting against him, means fighting against God, and failure will always be their portion, but in case they have forgotten so soon, Chibuike means “God is all Powerful” and “Rotimi” an abridged version of “Oluwadurotimi”, meaning “the Lord stands by me”, while Amaechi means “who knows tomorrow?” It is however, in vain that these chronic looters and enemies of Nigeria, are fighting against Amaechi, as he is innocent of the charges against him, and bound to triumph at the end of the day”, the statement read.