former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

Enough of Your Political Rascality, Jonathan Tells Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State
Political Rascality: Governor Rotimi Amaechi (right) dancing with APC “broom”

President Goodluck Jonathan has warned Rotimi Amaechi to desist forthwith from making unsubstantiated allegations against him, threatening that any further attack on his person or his administration will be met with legal action.

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In a statement issued on Sunday, 26 October 2014, the presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said:

“Governor Rotimi Amaechi took his obnoxious willingness to denigrate the highest office in the land in a reckless bid to advance his selfish political interests to a new level of irresponsible and rascally behavior.

“It appears from the Governor’s completely unfounded and off-the-mark allegations that he had totally lost all sense of propriety, decorum and responsible political behaviour and resorted to unacceptable demagoguery, libel, blackmail and incitement of public disorder.”

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The President further warns Amaechi that “there are legal, constitutional and moral limits to political rascality beyond which he will not be allowed to go without repercussions.”

He also accuses Amaechi of being unable to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers, alleging that the governor cannot account for the billions of Naira accrued to the state.

He said: “Nigerians know that while Mr. Amaechi falsely accuses others of corruption, he cannot show or explain to the people of Rivers State what he has done with the billions of Naira that has accrued to the state under his tenure.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience

“They also know that while Amaechi continues to falsely accuse the Jonathan administration of having done nothing for Rivers state, he has recklessly squandered huge state resources on dubious, vain-glorious projects or self aggrandizement.

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“The Governor should stop trying to make President Jonathan the scapegoat for his woeful performance in Rivers State and look to his own very apparent failings and incompetencies.”

As a vicious parting shot, President Jonathan demands that Amaechi “should also stop blackmailing the first lady who has demanded nothing from him other than good governance, justice, equity, fairness, real development and progress in Rivers state.”




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