Amaechi PDP says minister should resign following allegations of corruption

Two judges alleged that Amaechi spoke to them, on different occasions, to influence judgements of two different elections.

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Rotimi Amaechi play Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to resign following allegations of corruption.

Two judges, Justice Okoro Inyang and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta alleged that Amaechi spoke to them, on different occasions, to influence judgements of two different elections.

The judges were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly fraudulently enriching themselves.

The party also said there is a moral burden on President Buhari to prosecute those whose names were mentioned by the judges.

According to Daily Post, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Rivers state, Samuel 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.”

It will interest you to know that five people have so far accused Rotimi Amaechi of corruption.

However, Amaechi, in a statement released by his media office on Thursday, October 20, 2016, said the allegations are an attempt to smear and politically destroy his image and reputation.

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