My Former Deputy Lied against Me- Amaechi

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Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The Immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has debunked claims by Tele Ikuru, his deputy while he was governor, that he (Ikuru) returned billions of naira to him (Amaechi) and the state government.
Ikuru had at a thanksgiving service at the weekend said he returned over N2 billion  cash to Amaechi and additionally saved the Amaechi administration not less than N100billion.
Ikuru further expressed disappointment withAmaechi, that in spite of all his contributions, his former boss did not give him any parting gift and left him hard and dry, “nothing and no penny to go home with.”
But, in a swift reaction, Amaechi denied that Ikuru ever returned any money to him.
“Tele is lying. He did not return any money to me. And I am not aware that he returned any money to the coffers of the state government,” the former governor said in a statement released on his behalf by his media aide, David Iyofor.
“My former deputy’s ill-advised comments against me are indeed shameful and pitiable. His attack on me, his disgusting lamentation about parting gifts only goes to confirm what I have always known and said about those on the other side of the political divide in Rivers State(where my former deputy now belongs)- that all they want is to share the resources and commonwealth of Rivers people among themselves. This is why they fought me and are still fighting me.
“It’s most unfortunate that Tele, who I kept as my deputy in spite of the strong opposition against him, almost everyone was against him but I retained him and even ran with him for a second term, against the advice of most of my political associates, would now attempt to hideously disparage and attack me,” the statement concluded
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