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Amaechi: Rights Group Raises The Alarm Over Death Threat To Member

Posted: Oct 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)
By Daniel Abia
Civil Liberty Organization (CLO), Rivers State chapter has raised the alarm over consistent death threat to one of its members in the state by people suspected supporters of the former governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the group regretted that it was disturbed by the several threat messages and text to the director of media and publicity of the integrity group, Livingstone Wechie on issue suspected to be connected with the latter’s stand on alleged corrupt practices by the former governor while in office.
“Livingstone’s life is being threatened by faceless individuals believed to be agents of APC and Rotimi Amaechi’s loyalists. The threats may not be unconnected with the calls and petitions by the Integrity Group, calling for the removal of Rotimi Amaechi from the list of ministerial nominees on account of corruption following his indictment by a judicial panel of inquiry headed by Justice Omereji”, the statement alleged.
Jointly signed by Karl Uchegbu, Chairman, South South Zone of Civil Liberties Organisation and Styvn Obodoekwe Ag Zonal Admin Secretary, the statement said since the clamour for the prosecution of Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state on account of corruption was taken to the Senate by the Integrity Group, Livingstone, the spokesman of the group, has been subjected to all manner of mischievous severe campaign of calumny, names calling and threats to his life.
“Strange callers have repeatedly warned him that he would be killed if Amaechi is denied the ministerial position on the strength of the weighty petition. We find it worrisome that Amaechi and his supporters in APC who anchored their campaigns on anti-corruption, could resort to threatening the life of somebody for exposing his corrupt practices”.
The integrity group, it said deserves commendation rather than condemnation for exposing corruption in the system, which ordinarily ought to be in line with the much trumpeted anti-corruption mantra of the present APC regime.
“What Amaechi and his supporters ought to have done would have been to exonerate themselves
from the corruption issue, rather than threatening to eliminate those who want him to give account of his stewardship. It is an irony that it is the same APC people who claim their regime is fighting corruption that are struggling desperately to impose known epitomes of corruption as ministers.
The human rights group however explained that the clamour for the prosecution of Amaechi on account of the looting of rivers state treasury and the selling off of public properties was in line with the good governance, accountability and transparency stance and drive of the organization.
It noted that the inclusion of Amaechi in the ministerial list in spite of his indictment by a judicial commission is a serious dent on the much trumpeted zero-tolerance to corruption of the APC administration headed by President Mohammadu Buhari;

Comments (1)

  • Oct 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm sharp

    So this group exists in Rivers state, but I didn’t hear them talk when Joseph Mbu was violating constitutional right of the same Amaechi. Sycophants

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