…says it’s tale by moonlight
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has described the recent insinuations about government expenditure in the state by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the state, Mr Nyesom Wike, as bogus lies, falsification of figures and a clear case of ‘tales by moonlight.’
Amaechi said Wike’s verbal attack during his recent campaign rallies in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor were outright lies concocted to deceive the public and a failed attempt to tarnish his (Amaechi’s) image.
Amaechi said: “He should know by now that the people are not gullible and know that Wike is rather an embodiment of corruption and everything that is wrong with our country.”
Amaechi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, urged Rivers people and Nigerians to disregard Wike’s ranting, calling him “A drowning man who is only desperate to score cheap political points by falsifying figures and spreading falsehood because he (Wike) has absolutely nothing to offer Rivers people.”
The statement said: “That Governor Amaechi runs a transparent and accountable administration that has never been in doubt. Everything about the income and expenditures of this government is in the public domain and has never been shrouded in secrecy. So, Wike’s ignominious attempt to dish out cooked figures will never fly.”
He asked Wike to tell the people who he is contesting against. “Is Amaechi a candidate in the governorship elections? Why has Wike insisted on campaigning against someone that is not a candidate? Is Wike clearly telling the public that he is no match for the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and the only way to divert attention is to keep making wild, spurious claims?
“Of course, it is glaring that the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Peterside, is by far, a much better choice than Wike. The two can’t be compared in terms character, attitude, performance and achievements in public service.”