The immediate past Minister of Transportation, and former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi has accused the administration of Governor, Nyesom Wike of circulating propaganda against him.
Amaechi, said this through his media aide yesterday. He was reacting to a statement credited to him that he will compensate owners of abandoned properties in the state.
According to him, his statement was twisted and misrepresented by some “unscrupulous and ill-advised elements” as he never said so.
He clarified that he only said, since Igbos who left their properties in Lagos and in the North were given back, the ones in Port Harcourt should not have been an exception.
Part of the statement reads,
We are astonished that even the respected Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers fell for the false story and fake news being propagated by the Rivers State Governor without making any effort to clarify what Amaechi actually said; yet they went ahead to address the media, castigating and condemning the immediate past Rivers State Governor on the basis of a fake, ill-conceived story obviously concocted by the current failed Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
We would ordinarily not respond to these kinds of comments deliberately twisted by the rarely sober Governor Wike and his agents of wickedness and mischief who Rivers people and Nigerians know they trade in divisive fake news, to malign the person and character of Amaechi.
Amaechi did not and has never said anything about compensation on abandoned properties to the Igbo in Rivers State.
He only rehashed his apology to the Igbo when he became governor of Rivers State, that he was sorry on behalf of the state on abandoned properties from the Nigerian civil war.
Amaechi only mentioned compensation when he spoke about people who are being intimidated, harassed and threatened with violence due to their choice of voting and support for the APC in the upcoming governorship and state assembly elections.