All Progressives Congress (APC) frown at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in River state, the APC alleged that PDP member are on a desperate move to nullify the Ministerial position of the ex-Rivers Governor  Rotimi Amaechi.

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[pull_quote_center]According to the publicity secretary of the APC, Chris Finebone accused PDP membersof resorting to blackmailing Mr. Amaechi on the internet with a view to rubbing his image ahead of his screening by the Senate.[/pull_quote_center]

Finebone however, declared that the PDP will not succeed in its campaign against the former governor.

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APC asked Senators and other Nigerians to discountenance irrelevant stories on the internet stories.

The state PDP Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah, dismissed the APC defence of Amaechi as laughable and childish.

The APC in a statement cited two stories which suggested that  Amaechi bribed some APC leaders to facilitate his screening by the Senate and that the federal government is intimidating PDP Senators over the Amaechi matter.

It said:”In both online publications, agents of Governor Wike and the PDP tried to justify the huge funds the Rivers State Governor is providing to them by concocting wild, pedestrian stories in form of news, which are put out to unsuspecting and gullible online readers.

“Again, they continue to indulge in their malfeasance, because most online readers often fail to see through such false stories and the sinister motives of those behind them.

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“The said publications are manifestly false in their entirety. Indeed, they are emanations from the infantile imagination of those behind them and aimed at inciting the Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and blackmail them against the upcoming screening of the former governor as one of the ministerial nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“It is important to emphasise that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi did not speak with any journalist as stated in the story under reference. He also did not, at anytime, hold any discussions with associates, friends or any person/persons over the matter of his Senate screening at any time and certainly did not and still does not have reasons to discuss such issues with anyone, along the lines expressed by the shameless online publication. Former Governor Amaechi is at peace with himself and God.