The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has debunked reports that the former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, made remarks about the qualification of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Also, the party said Amaechi never linked Tinubu to drug trafficking within or outside Nigeria.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju, said this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday and sent to newsmen.
Nwauju described the report as a “hatchet job” and the “handiwork of fifth columnists.”
The statement read, “We have uncovered a hatchet job carried out by a faceless online medium crediting our leader, the former Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, with comments questioning the role of the APC and INEC over the screening/qualification of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We want to make it abundantly clear that at no time did our leader make such demonic comments, whether in private or public, to query the qualifications of the President-elect or link him to drug trafficking within or outside Nigeria.
“Such claptraps are handiworks of fifth columnists who do not wish our leader well and for the avoidance of doubts, our leader has no personal issue against the president-elect.
“Besides, Amaechi said whatever he said concerning Tinubu and INEC in the full glare of the world when journalists covering elections in Rivers State intercepted him after he voted in the governorship election.
“His words were clean and clear. Any person who wants to accuse the President-elect is free to do so but should not hide under the former minister to do so.”
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