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Buhari Ekiti PDP says President should probe Amaechi

The party also called on Buhari to show Nigerians that his fight against corruption is not selective.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(The Sheet)

The Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on President Buhari to investigate the allegations against the Minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi.

Two judges, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro had alleged that Amaechi offered them bribes to influence the ruling of some election cases.

The party also told Buhari to be courageous and show Nigerians that his fight against corruption is not selective.

The Ekiti PDP Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, said “When judges of the highest court in the country are revealing how Amechi had tried to influence judgement by offering bribe which they rejected and the next thing was arrest and detention of the judges, the president should not pretend as if nothing is happening.

“The Nigeria Judicial Council NJC should also come out with statements affirming or otherwise what the judges have said because they made Nigerian to believe that each time Amaechi made his clandestine approach it was reported to the CJN who is the chairman of NJC."

Adebayo added that “These allegations can not be swept under the carpet not only because all what Amaechi was desiring to achieve was to upstage the PDP governors in Ekiti, Rivers and Aka Ibom States but because of precedence and to redeem the image of the so called Anti-curruption fight of the All progressives Congress government at the center.

“We are not on the side of any judge found wanting in the dispensation of his job but whoever is accused therein should also be brought to book because what is good for geese is also good for gander, in view of this the minister that has been alleged along the lines should also face trial like the judges.”

The PDP in Rivers state has also called on Rotimi Amaechi to resign following allegations of corruption against him.

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