|Mr Livingstone Wechie|
The Integrity Friends for truth and peace Initiative a.k.a The Integrity Group, an anti-corruption watchdog, today said “the Rivers state government forged documents to indict the honorable minister of transportation and former Governor or Rivers State Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi.
Press statement released today by the organization’s Executive Director Mr Livingstone Wechie says ” It is important to note that although all matters touching on the allegations leveled against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi were part of our good governance and transparency projects done in good faith in line with our principles, unfortunately the Nyesom Wike led Rivers State government cashed into it and mischievously furnished us with ALL POLITICALLY FABRICATED AND FORGED DOCUMENTS which we sincerely and honestly worked with in good faith wrongly believing same to be genuine.
|Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi ( Minister of Transportation / Former Governor of Rivers State )|
May we state that our organization in all honesty relying on those documents unknown to have been forged and fabricated by the Wike-led Rivers State government, subsequently advised the Rivers State government to set up a Panel of Inquiry to investigate these allegations among others accordingly as part of our quest to get justice for the good people of Rivers State. The Panel did its work in fairness to the Chairman, Hon. Justice George Omereji and the members and submitted their report to the governor unknown to the world that it was all politics and documents tendered were fabricated and forged out of sheer desperation to indict Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and paint him black at all costs for selfish reasons”.
|Barr Nyesome Wike ( Governor of Rivers State )|
He further said ” Incidentally, Nyesom Wike and his government which rode on the wings of the politically fabricated corruption stigma on Rotimi Amaechi to become governor and continues to rule with same antics of abusing Hon Amaechi as State policy have violated and abused almost all sections of the Public Procurement Law of Rivers State including the Budget, a law and bible of fiscal administration which he continues to hide in his pocket (a most heinous crime) wherefrom he solely awards contracts at will including several unbudgeted projects from his office to his choice companies on behalf of the three arms of government in the State which have had no say for more than two years now, yet misleading the unsuspecting public with his lifeline of ‘’Amaechi is corrupt’’.
They further challenge the government of Rivers state under Chief Barr Nyesome Wike to Publish the budget of the state if truly they are transparent , and promised to further expose the corruption witnessed under Gov Wike.
We will keep you updated with the happenings as it unfolds.