Amaechi ‘Ex-Governor has no house of his own,’ Aide says

Okocha also said that the probe panel instituted by current Governor, Nyesom Wike was really set up to sabotage Amaechi’s chances of serving as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

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Tony Okocha, the former Chief of Staff to ex-Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has denied reports that his boss embezzled state funds while in office.

Okocha also said that the probe panel instituted by current Governor, Nyesom Wike was really set up to sabotage Amaechi’s chances of serving as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

“We have been talking that the essence of the commission was to stop Rotimi Amaechi from participating in the government of President Muhamadu Buhari. And a lot of people does not seem to understand what we have been saying,” Okocha said according to Vanguard.

“When that commission was set up we raised objection. Nobody erects a house and make your enemy your night guard. We said Justice Omereji will never ever be neutral the way he ought to be. Even before the committee took off he had already indicted Amaechi with the statements he made.

As Amaechi’s Chief of Staff at a time if Amaechi had properties anywhere Nyesom Wike should have known because as his Chief of Staff he was very close to the former governor. You have not been able to pin any property to this man yet you still say he is corrupt.

Amaechi has no house, not even in his village. All he has is the two room the father gave to him inside his compound in the village. Then this one the state government decided to build for him, off course it is backed by law. Should we cite Wike’s property,” Okocha added.

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Amaechi was nominated along with 20 others to serve in Buhari’s cabinet.

READ: PDP says Amaechi is not qualified to be a minister

Meanwhile, the former governor appeared before the Senate today, October 12, 2015, to defend himself after a Senator challenged his nomination due to corruption charges levelled against him.

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