The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alleged a plot by the Presidency to produce a damaging documentary on the state governor, Chibuike Amaechi.
It said the plot, which was leaked to it by a patriotic Nigerian working in the Presidency, was intended to present Mr. Amaechi as a power-hungry and corrupt politician.
The party stated this in a statement on Thursday by its chairman, Davies Ikanya, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The APC said the plot was in continuation of the ongoing campaign of calumny against its leading lights by the Peoples Democratic Party.
It said, “Having sponsored the production and airing of similar discredited documentaries on APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the PDP-led Presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists believe that Governor Amaechi is the next APC backbone to be targeted in this diabolical and desperate but futile attempt to stop APC’s march to victory in the March 28 presidential election.”
The APC said Mr. Amaechi has no skeleton in his cupboard and has nothing to be afraid of, having served the people of the state to the best of his ability in the past eight years.
It warned those behind “this devilish and invidious” plot to desist from executing it.
It stated further, “We also wish to issue advance warning to media houses that may be tempted by the lure of lucre to promote or broadcast any satanic documentary on Governor Amaechi to perish the thought or prepare to meet us in court.
The party also advised Mr. Jonathan “and his sinking party to stop wasting public funds sponsoring ill-conceived documentaries designed to tarnish the reputation of APC leaders, as this cannot save the party during the forthcoming polls.”
The APC asked the president to realize that the game is up as it expected him to work towards honourably leaving power as a statesman and avoid destroying the institutions and people who have assisted him in his political journey.
It said Mr. Jonathan has run our economy aground and spread corruption as a way of life.
The party said Nigerians were “tired of his maladministration, lack of vision and no amount of bribery or damage to any of our leaders will save him from the deafest that awaits him come 28th March, 2015”.