The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to take advantage of his visit to the State to throw more light on the huge fraudulent financial charges he alleged were hanging around Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi while he was the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
Recalling the K-leg saga that was the genesis of the current political crisis in Rivers State which was championed by Obasanjo in 2006 to strip Gov. Amaechi of the PDP governorship ticket, the party in a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media to the State Chairman, Jerry Needam said the people of Rivers State deserve to know the outcome of those charges and investigations and why the former president suddenly swallowed his words to honour the invitation by a man he so much vilified and caused the anti-graft agencies to pursue on account of corruption.
Failure to oblige this request, the statement adds, the people of Rivers State will be left with no other option than to conclude that he (Obasanjo) has either compromised his acclaimed hard stance against corruption in high places or worse still, is playing politics with the entire Rivers people notwithstanding the after effects.
The PDP strongly believes that it was Obasanjo’s stiff opposition to Chibuike Amaechi against the will of the party leadership and faithful in the State concomitant to the party primaries on December 6, 2006 that is still haunting the State till date.
The Party insists that issues that border on corruption and mismanagement of state resources are such serious matters that cannot be wished away by political bravado associated with projects commissioning let alone by Gov. Amaechi’s direct accuser, Obasanjo, stressing that unless the issue of K-leg is explained to the people, neither Obasanjo nor Amaechi will be taken serious by Rivers people.