Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State and a former Spokesperson of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has alleged that Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has set aside a whopping sum of N100 billion for a media campaign against the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
According to Eze in a statement, Wike has also gone ahead to assemble a media campaign team to achieve the purpose of ensuring Amaechi does not get any ministerial appointment by launching a smear campaign.
Eze said, “A whopping sum of N100billion has been set aside for this task aimed at defaming, smearing, disparaging, blackmailing and frustrating Amaechi’s re-nomination into President Buhari’s new cabinet.
“Available facts indicate that the sum of N20Billion has already be released to the committee comprising of some states and national commentators, while further disbursement will be done as the committee progresses in its deadly task.
“Some of the key Committee members so far recruited are Chief Dan Nwanyanwu the National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode former Aviation Minister, Barr Reno Omokri, a former presidential spokesman to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Barr Imo Ikenga the CUPP Spokesperson to be supported by Barr Emma Okah the Rivers State Commissioner for Information who is to as the Committee’s Secretary/Resource Person and source provider of most of the dirty documents with Senator Magnus Abe coordinating the multi-Billion Naira venture.
“According to the charge to the committee, the committee should use every media platform to make the 2015 plot against Amaechi a child’s play, especially as Wike plans on using some of Amaechi’s former cabinet members to tell false, concocted and distorted stories to the media and impugn the minister’s unblemished integrity and paint a very terrible image of him to members of the public.
“The committee is charged to recruit other Nigerians and foreigners alike to jointly and collaboratively carry out this hatchet job of ‘hack Amaechi down’ campaign. The plan is to throw as much dirt at him as possible and rubbish his image that the 2015 campaign against him will become a child’s play.
“Most of the committee members are currently in Rivers state and are being coached on what to say to the press and how to say it, to do maximum damage while others are busy distorting, concocting and fabricating fake screenshots, text messages, documents and all sorts in Senator Abe’s Freedom House campaign office in Port Harcourt; that they intend to release to the media to tarnish the image of the minister. Pages of some key National Dailies are already booked in advance and most Network Televisions and their anchormen contacted for this deadly task”, he alleged.