Rivers PDP dares Amaechi on alleged graft suit
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that purported lawsuit against it by immediate past governor of the state, Chibuike Amaechi, will offer it the opportunity to expose his alleged misdeeds in office.
PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, argued that the lawsuit would avail Nigerians the chance to adjudge whether Amaechi is corrupt or a saint as he is ‘hoodwinking those who do not know him very well to believe’.
Amaechi had on Tuesday disclosed through a statement that he had filed a N300 billion suit against the PDP, Obuah and two others in an Abuja High Court, for alleging that he operated foreign accounts and embezzled state funds while in office
In his statement of claims in the suit, Amaechi stated that he did not steal the sum of $757million or N80 billion of Rivers State public funds and did not stash them away in Bancorp Bank in Minnesota in United States of America or stashed any state public funds in Switzerland.
He added that the Bancorp Bank in Minnesota in United States of America did not at any time reveal that he embezzled or misappropriated or connived in the embezzlement and misappropriation of monies meant for Rivers State people in the sum of $757million or N80 billion and stashed them away in his name with Bancorp Bank in Minnesota in United States of America as alleged by PDP and Obuah.
Reacting to the former governor’s suit, the Rivers State PDP described the litigation threat as diversionary in the light of shocking revelations, testimonies and discoveries of acts of lawlessness, fraudulent and injudicious spending of state resources produced before the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of valued assets of the state by his administration for which he was invited but he refused to appear to defend himself.