On the 30th of July, 2015 the Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, revealed in a press release that it had uncovered an insidious plot by the PDP in which it commissioned a team made up of persons within and outside the state to ‘initiate, formulate and contrive false damaging reports bordering on alleged corrupt practices of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and circulate same to individuals and institutions within Nigeria and abroad with a view to damaging the incorruptible character and rising profile of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in order to blackmail and put pressure on President Buhari not to appoint the former governor into his government.’
Our release went further to reveal that the project which had the blessing of the acting national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, was being driven by the likes of Rivers State Commissioner for Housing, Barr. Emma Okah, the Spokesman of the Rivers State Governor, Opunabo Inko-Tariah amongst others and would take the form of sponsored publications such as advertorials, columns, editorials and OpEd articles in major international, national and local print media; sponsored personality discussion programmes on electronic media by public commentators; it will also include sponsored special documentaries for television and radio through independent groups and organisations.
We stated in that release that, ‘The APC also uncovered that those whom the cooked up report will be sent to include the US Embassy, UK High Commission, EU Commission, several international organisations such as Transparency International amongst others. The forged report will also be sent to local and foreign media houses such as the BBC [Hausa Service], Dutch Radio, VOA [Hausa Service] amongst others’ for repeated publication and airing.
The press release concluded by putting ‘Nigerians on notice to completely ignore such reports whenever they surface in the media in the name of fake and contrived individuals or groups.’
Quite unsurprisingly to the APC, the PDP did not clearly refute the charge but only made some feeble denial.
However, exactly 4 days after on the 3rd of August, 2015 the PDP plan rolled with a highly mendacious publication in major national newspapers particularly the Sun and Thisday by one Livingstone Nwechie, a known PDP member who disguised as Director, Media/Publicity of a nebulous group by the name Integrity Group.
Mr. Wechie and his sponsors [PDP] apparently forgot that Wechie was a member of the Media and Publicity Committee of the Rivers PDP Governorship Campaign Organisation as published in The Nation Newspaper of Saturday, January 24, 2015.
As part of the strategic plan to destroy the former governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the publication dished out totally fabricated tissues of lies that belong to the very depth of hell aimed at deceiving and hoodwinking the gullible.
Last Friday, the next major item on the PDP media terrorism scheme premiered when it released a highly noxious, obnoxious and vexatious documentary, presenting the earlier publication by the Integrity Group in electronic format. The PDP, Nyesom Wike and their hatchet Television Station, AIT, have since been airing the evil documentary at least twice a day.
To the APC, the documentary is all a repetition of the same documentary terrorism the PDP deployed against General Muhammadu Buhari during the campaigns for the 2015 general elections. It is not surprising that the medium for airing the documentary is the same AIT that angered decent Nigerians with documentaries that disparaged the present President of Nigeria and his family members just to ensure Nigerians did not vote for him.
The present documentary is simply aimed at driving a wedge between the President and the former governor by blackmailing President Buhari from having a place in his government for Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.
The APC believes that just as the blackmail against General Muhammadu Buhari was ignored by Nigerians and they massively voted for him, so President Buhari [having himself been a victim of PDP and AIT documentary terrorism] will discountenance the dirt the PDP and AIT are trying so hard to pour on a honest, sincere but courageous gentleman, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON and accord him his right of place in the new Nigeria he staked everything, including his life, to achieve.