Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Rivers State says the reluctance and dismal silence over several high profile allegations of financial recklessness, diversion of public funds for private use shows that the All Progressives Congress, (APC)-led federal government is not sincere in its anti-corruption policy
A statement by the State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said if the APC leadership were sincere and serious to fight corruption in the country, people like Rotimi Amaechi would not be part of the government.
“But rather than investigate the former Rivers State governor over the myriad of criminal allegations against him, including the recent issue of attempting to dissuade Supreme Court Justices to compromise justice in the Rivers State Governorship election appeal, these high level cases have been swept under the carpet.
“Worse still, the APC has turned round to allege that the shocking revelations by the two Supreme Court justices, of how Amaechi unsuccessfully tried to influence their judgment in the Governorship election appeal, were mere attempts to rope Amaechi in at the behest of Governor Nyesom Wike and some other chieftains of the PDP.
“From the way and manner the APC has cautioned to carry on with the anti-corruption fight, the persons involved and their political affiliations, defiance to Court Orders and acts of lawlessness applied, there are no gainsaying the fact that the APC is reprobate.
“Being selective in the prosecution of the accused persons and the total exclusion of political office holders under the APC from the searchlight of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) and other security agencies clearly exposes the federal government’s double standard in the entire affair.”
Bro Obuah insists the allegations against Rotimi Amaechi by the two honourable Justices of the Supreme Court are weighty enough to make Amaechi step down as a member of President Buhari’s cabinet while he is subjected to unhindered investigations.