Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has stated that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, cannot offer any judge in the country bribe to buy justice, adding that the minister has the fear of God.
The party also dismissed the allegations that Amaechi had met the two Supreme Court Judges to seek favour for APC governorship candidates in Rivers State and Akwa Ibom State, describing it as bias and baseless.
In separate letters to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice, Inyang Okoro and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, Judge of the Supreme Court had accused Amaechi of instigating their ordeal because they refused to avert justice in his favour.
Speaking on Friday in Port Harcourt, the State Secretary of APC, Chief Emeka Beke stated that Amaechi was a true worshipper of the Almighty God and cannot intend to buy justice with money.
Beke who said he had know Amechi for over 16 years said that the dignity of the minister cannot be questioned, stressing that the allegations were dubious tales aimed at diverting the attention of the public from the real issue at hand.
He urged the Judges to allow Amaechi to concentrate in his national assignment, noting that the duo concocted the accusation to muddle the issues of their arrest and the ongoing investigation by the DSS.
Beke said, “They are just trying to destroy the political image of Amaechi because they see that he is growing politically. We want to call on the good people of Nigeria that Amaechi has the fear of God and cannot use bribe a judge to buy justice. He is a true child of God and has integrity.
“The allegations made by Justice Inyang Okoro and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta against the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, are baseless and concocted. It is aimed to demean the minister of transportation.
“I know Amaechi very well because I have worked with him for over 15 years; he has respect for the judiciary. Amaechi will never approach any Supreme Court Judge in this country to influence a judgment.”