Fresh facts from a Lagos-based group have revealed that some ‘boys’ loyal to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, and some caucus members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are responsible for the witch-hunt of Rotimi Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers state.
The whistleblower operating under the aegis of Nigeria Against Corruption Group (NACG) said it has intelligence which points at some individuals who are responsible for the fabricated stories against Amaechi, Global Village Extra, a US-based online news medium reports.
The ex-governor was alleged to have multiple bank accounts in the United States and Switzerland and also allegedly had an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, where he explained how the money got into the accounts.
But the statement signed by the group’s national coordinator, Mr Tayo Olusola, stated: “we have intel from an authoritative source that Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has doled out billions to finish Rt. Hon.
“Similarly, we have intelligence that a key group in the APC are also through their Chanel, trying to pull Amaechi down because of his closeness to the president.
“This group despises the fact that Amaechi is always seen with Buhari at the Villa, and knowing how much Buhari trusts him; they moved quickly to use what the president hates most (corruption) to attack Amaechi.
“Their goal is to intensify the corruption allegations in a way that Buhari would find it difficult to associate with Amaechi anymore”.
Mr Olusola, through the statement, explained further that Nigerians should understand these loyalists’ strategy and be informed.
He said: “it is very simple, their strategy is to lie, lie and lie on Amaechi until people begin to believe their lies as the truth. That was why they had to invoke CNN anchor, Christian Amanpour’s name in the $ 757 Minnesota bank account story to make it look believable to Nigerians, the stories are all fabrications, they are lies, and we have facts to back our claims up.”
The governor’s media office, had also in an earlier report, denied claims made by the ‘certain’ individuals who were responsible for the said concoction.