The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Press Release by the Rivers State Information and Communications Commissioner, Dr. Austin Tam-George, linking the name of Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to the unfortunate comments by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron that Nigeria is fantastically corrupt, as a piece of mischief against the former governor.
“It must be observed that there is no nexus between the sad comments by Prime Minister David Cameron and the spin Dr. Tam-George tried so hard to weave around the name of the Honourable Minister of Transportation,” a statement by Rivers APC Publicity Secretary, Senibo Finebone said.
“To the unbiased observer, it is merely a pedestrian attempt at creating some propaganda with an intention to throw mud at the Minister – an agenda which Dr. Tam-George rode on to become the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication.”
“There is no doubt that it gives Dr. Tam-George a sense of achievement and inner satisfaction each time he throws mud at an innocent man who he thinks denied him an opportunity when he needed it most.
“Back to the issues raised by Dr. Tam-George; did the Amaechi administration receive over N3 trillion between 2007 and 2015? It might be necessary for the Commissioner to lay bare how he arrived at that sum. Again, why did the Commissioner not attempt to present a detailed listing of the projects and programmes undertaken by the Amaechi administration so that his audience can best make their own conclusions?” the APC queried.
The APC reminded the Commissioner that even in trying to do mischief, he should have exhibited some level of sincerity and honesty to save himself from some obvious contradictions.