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Stop the Rascality, Blackmail, Presidency Warns Amaechi
President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

The presidency sunday sternly warned Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State to stop what it tagged as his political rascality and blackmail.

It said the governor took his obnoxious willingness to denigrate the highest office in the land in a reckless bid to advance his selfish political interests to a new level of irresponsible and rascally behaviour on Saturday in Port Harcourt with his totally false and baseless vituperations against President Goodluck Jonathan, the First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan, and the federal government.

According to a statement by the president’s spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, the presidency said: “It appears from the governor’s completely unfounded and off-the-mark allegations that he had totally lost all sense of propriety, decorum and responsible political behaviour and therefore resorted to unacceptable demagoguery, libel, blackmail and incitement of public disorder.

“Unless his unbridled ambition and desire for self-promotion have completely befuddled his mental faculties and caused him to totally lose touch with reality, Amaechi must know that his claims and allegations are untrue.

“We can only assume therefore that he is deliberately spewing malicious falsehood in a desperate effort to incite the people of Rivers State and Nigeria against his assumed political foes.

“We warn him that there are legal, constitutional and moral limits to political rascality beyond which he will not be allowed to go without repercussions.”

It added that with the immunity, which Amaechi currently enjoys notwithstanding, he should be under no illusion as  “a day of reckoning will surely come when he will answer for all his actions and false allegations against President Jonathan, the first lady and the federal government.

“He should also know that Nigerians are aware of the truth and will never be fooled or swayed by his arrant opportunism and anti-Jonathan rantings.
“Nigerians know that while Amaechi falsely accuses others of corruption, he cannot show or explain to the people of his state what he has done with the billions of naira that has accrued to the state under his tenure.

“They also know that while Amaechi continues to falsely accuse the Jonathan administration of having done nothing for the state, he has recklessly squandered huge state resources on dubious, vain-glorious projects or self aggrandisement.

“Nigerians will know too that while he falsely alleges that Rivers State and other states have not received funds due to them from the Federation Account, the only outstanding allocation was for September, which was released to all states a week ago.”
The presidency admonished the governor to stop making Jonathan the scapegoat for his woeful performance in the state and look to his own very apparent failings and incompetence.

It also warned Amaechi to stop blackmailing the first lady who “has demanded nothing from him other than good governance, justice, equity, fairness, real development and progress in the state”.

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