Rotimi Amaechi ‘Wike’s probe of my administration, a witch-hunt,’ former Governor says

Amaechi said further that Wike had also resorted to coercing civil servants to make false statements about his administration.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has described the planned probe of his administration by current Governor, Nyesom Wike as a witch-hunt.

Amaechi said further that Wike had also resorted to coercing civil servants to make false statements about his administration.

The former governor made the remarks on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, via a statement released by his media aide, David Iyofor.

The statement reads:

“As I noted earlier in a previous statement, Wike is going ahead with his plan of attempting to deride and discredit me and my administration, by blackmailing and coercing key government officials including DFAs, Permanent Secretaries and others to twist and distort legitimate government transactions in his desperation to cook up, and fabricate baseless, concocted and unfounded cases of corruption against me and the administration I ran.”

“Only on Tuesday, Wike tried to threaten, harass, blackmail and coerce Permanent Secretaries and Directors of Finance and Administration, DFAs, in various ministries, parastatals, agencies, among others, in the state into doing his bidding of painting Amaechi as corrupt in the administration of the state. The state bankers and some of our contractors are also not spared in his mission of tarnishing Amaechi’s reputation.”

“As a matter of fact, Wike has only one agenda as he governs Rivers State: to portray me as corrupt, by whatever means, no matter how ridiculous and phoney it looks.”

 Wike had earlier accused Amaechi’s administration of looting the Government House before vacating it.

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