Former DG of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside says there is absolutely no truth in claims that he is at loggerheads with leader of the APC in Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi for not reappointing him as head of the agency.
Dakuku, in an interview on Wednesday, said he and Amaechi enjoy a robust relationship noting that the former minister is not the appointing authority and did not deny him a second term.
Peterside, noted that he did not lobby anybody to be reappointed because he had made up his mind to run for political office.
“…There is absolutely no truth in that assertion. We rather enjoy a robust relationship. I harbour no ill will towards Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi.
To begin with, he is not the appointing authority, and so he did not deny me a second term if I wanted,” he said.
“Also, I did not lobby anybody, dead or alive, to be reappointed to NIMASA. The truth is that, at the time, I had made up my mind to run for political office, but that did not work out. I don’t harbour ill feelings towards people. It’s not even my nature. Let it be known that we have no issues at all,” he added.
When asked, “are you aware that Wike is supporting your party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for the presidential race?
“I am not aware. I know there is so much disagreement and divergence in his team at Rivers. I bet you, Wike is playing a survival game and will not go out of his way for anybody. His perceived support base is all hogwash, make-believe, or just a creation of sponsored media.
“He thinks he is smart, but every day his inconsistency and dishonesty become evident. His present reality is that he has boxed himself into a tight corner. I feel for him. He obviously needs help,” Dakuku said.