Uche Secondus, the Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, says former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is behind his ongoing corruption ordeal.
The PDP chieftain made this known on Thursday in Abuja while addressing newsmen.
He alleged that Amaechi had manipulated the media to misrepresent the case against him.
“Against this background, it is most disheartening that the facts of the matter under investigation have been grossly misrepresented in the media, apparently under inducement by some political opponents in the APC particularly, a Minister from Rivers State.
He admitted that he received vehicles from Jide Omokore but claimed he had no knowledge of Omokore’s dealings with NNPC.
He said, “I want to state categorically that what I received from my friend, Jide Omokore were cars and buses supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors apparently from a credit facility Mr. Omokore has with the company.
“I don’t have any knowledge of the so-called transaction the investigators are alleging he had with NNPC.
Secondus further stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC was out to humiliate leaders of the PDP.
He said, “This is in line with the strategy of the ruling party to hide under the anti-corruption fight to humiliate the leadership of our Party.
“My immediate concern is the denial of the fundamental human rights, excessive physical incarceration and the orchestrated negative media campaign completely skewed against those being investigated.
“I have been granted bail under very stringent conditions after eight days in detention.
“Since the EFCC did not establish any case against me, I find my needless detention a clear case of witch-hunt and pure political persecution that has become a stock in trade of the APC government.
“I will, however, restate my confidence in the rule of law and the relevant institutions for the resolution of this matter on its merit in the interest of justice.”