Ministerial appointment: Amaechi raises alarm over planned campaign of calumny

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Former Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has raised the alarm over plans by known individuals to sponsor a campaign of calumny against him.

This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari looks set to send names of Ministerial nominees to the National Assembly.

Amaechi in a statement from his Media Office, said the plan is to use activities of the current Acting Board of the Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC to indict him.

The Former Governor of Rivers state and two-time Director-General of the President Buhari Campaign Organization added that his family are part of the already concluded plan.

According to him, “We have uncovered a well-oiled plot to orchestrate a heavily funded smear campaign of calumny and lies against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past minister of Transportation, immediate past governor of Rivers State and two-time Director-General of the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign.

“In respect to the NDDC, the defamation campaigners intend to create, make and push to the public space all sorts of speculative and baseless allegations against Amaechi; from the ridiculous to the puerile and completely bizarre stories backed with distorted, phoney and fake documents. For clarity, we state emphatically, that Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is not involved in anyway, in the management and operations of the NDDC.

“We wish to alert members of the public of the hawking presence and devious plots of this ‘ operation destroy’ Amaechi campaigners.

“Specifically, we want to notify and appeal to both traditional media and online (social) media practitioners to be wary of the insidious shenanigans of these purveyors and hawkers of fake news that is solely intended to deceive the public and destroy the sterling record of many years of meritorious public service by Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.”

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