Cabi­net: Amaechi de­nies vis­it­ing Saraki’s res­i­dence

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The former gover­nor of Rivers State, Ro­timi Amaechi, said he did not storm the res­i­dence of Sen­ate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki, last Thurs­day, to protest the de­fer­ment of his screen­ing by the Sen­ate as a min­is­te­rial nom­i­nee.

A state­ment by Amaechi’s me­dia of­fice, signed by David Iy­ofor yes­ter­day, said a na­tional daily in its lead story of Mon­day, claimed that the former gover­nor staged a protest, last Thurs­day, at Saraki’s house for not be­ing screened by the Sen­ate, stress­ing it was un­true.

“This is ab­so­lutely not true. There is a de­lib­er­ate and care­fully cal­i­brated at­tempt to char­ac­ter­ize Amaechi with a very bad and de­mean­ing man­ner­ism.

We must clar­ify that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Ro­timi Amaechi did not visit and was not at the res­i­dence of the Sen­ate pres­i­dent on Thurs­day, last week.

“We must em­pha­sise that former Gover­nor Amaechi holds the of­fice of the Pres­i­dent of the Sen­ate of the Fed­eral Re­pub­lic of Nige­ria in very high es­teem and will never dis­re­spect or act in any­way that would put the of­fice in dis­re­pute.

“How­ever, in this case, the in­ci­dent re­ported never oc­curred either on Thurs­day or any other day,” the state­ment said.

Ro­timi Amaechi

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