The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of working on a damaging documentary of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state and director-general of APC presidential campaign.
Documentaries targeted at some stalwarts of the opposition party are currently being aired on some television stations.
Davies Ikanya, chairman of APC in Rivers, said the party had it on good authority that Amaechi is the next target of the “ongoing campaign of calumny against leading lights in APC”.
“The plot, which was leaked to us by a patriotic Nigerian working in the presidency, is intended to present Governor Amaechi, who is also the director-general of the APC presidential campaign organisation, as a power-hungry and corrupt politician, but nothing could be further from the truth,” Ikanya said in a statement.
“Having sponsored the production and airing of similar discredited documentaries on APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the PDP-led presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists believe that Governor Amaechi is the next APC backbone to be targeted in this diabolical and desperate but futile attempt to stop APC’s march to victory in the March 28 presidential election.
“We, therefore, wish to warn those behind this devilish and invidious plot to desist from executing it. We also wish to issue advance warning to media houses that may be tempted by the lure of lucre to promote or broadcast any satanic documentary on Governor Amaechi to perish the thought or prepare to meet us in court.”
Ikanya said that since Amaechi has no skeleton in his cupboard, the plot would fail woefully.