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Amaechi ‘No one has evidence of corruption against me,’ Minister says

Amaechi also denied reports that he laundered N3 trillion while in office as the governor of Rivers State.

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that nobody can prove he is corrupt.

Amaechi also denied reports that he laundered N3 trillion while in office as the governor of Rivers State.

“That is why I feel that after this ministerial appointment, I should do everything possible to stay away from government because in spite of all the forms of transparency I introduced in government, one man could begin to tell lies to Nigerians and Nigerians believe him,” the minister said on Thursday, July 28, 2016, during a stakeholders’ meeting on the London Summit on Anti-Corruption and the Open Government Partnership.

“The governor of Rivers State said I squandered N3tn. I did not receive up to N1.8tn as governor both from IGR and funds from federal allocation. So, how could I have squandered money I did not even receive in the first place? You can see the politics of lies and lies.

“As Minister of Transportation, I run an open and transparent system. I believe in name and shame. What name and shame does is, if you name and shame those of them who don’t have conscience they won’t come to public functions.

“I do have conscience. In fact, it was the word corruption that brought me to this occasion because I wanted to see who will get up and say to me, ‘this is evidence that you are corrupt.’

“We went to court against the Rivers State government on their allegation of corruption against me. The Court of Appeal said, produce that document that found this man (Amaechi) guilty of those crimes and up till today he (Wike) has not produced it," he added.

ALSO READ: Why I reconciled with Amaechi - Wike

Meanwhile, Amaechi recently reconciled with successor in Rivers, Nyesom Wike to ensure peace in the Rivers rerun elections.

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