Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is accusing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and Senator representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe of conspiring to launch a smear campaign against him. Amaechi who is also the Director-General, President Buhari Campaign Organisation has alleged that the duo of Wike and Abe are conniving to disparage and defame him.
The immediate past governor of Rivers State in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja claimed that the Governor and the Senator were plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted and distorted stories to the media that are meant to denigrate him, impugn his unblemished integrity and paint a very terrible image of him to members of the public.
The DG revealed that the plot is already far-gone and some persons are been coached on what to say and how to say it. Amaechi noted that he would not be distracted by any cheap, fake and smear campaign of calumny against him, just as he urged the people to, “Pay no heed to the desperate attention-seeking duo of Wike and Abe and all of their fabricated lies, but focus on the goal of ensuring that Rivers State gets a better leader that would turn around the fortune of the State and its people for good, come 2019.”
He insisted that no amount of sabotage and fake stories will deter him and all genuine APC members, supporters and Rivers people from changing and voting out the ‘inept government in Rivers State next year.’
According to him, “I am aware that two former commissioners who served in the State Executive Council when I was governor have been procured by Wike and Abe, jointly and collaboratively, to carry out this hatchet job of ‘hack Amaechi down’ campaign. The plan is to throw as much dirt at me as possible and rubbish my image.
“While one is been coached in Rivers State Government House of what to say to the Press and how to say it, to do maximum damage; the other one is 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 my image.
“I want to alert the media and members of the public of the smear plot by these two political collaborators (Wike and Abe), to unjustly discredit and smear me for their selfish political reasons.”