The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has noted with regrets a pattern in the character of an unnamed Senior Advocate of Nigeria [SAN] and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association whom it said has gone paranoid in his insult and attack on the impeccable character of the former governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The APC in a press statement noted that as “very serious Senior Advocates of Nigeria [SAN] engage and traverse various election petition tribunals across Nigeria following the 2015 general elections, the unnamed SAN prides himself as a local champion who is shamelessly obsessed and totally gone wacko when it comes to attacking the reputation of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for want of meaningful thing to do.”
The party, said that the former NBA president has turned himself to the unofficial spokesman of the PDP and governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers State.
“Ironically, this same man sometime ago stood before God and man including Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey, Dean of The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Archbishop of the Province of Niger Delta and extolled the then Governor Amaechi for his magnanimity in sponsoring him overseas for treatment of a life-threatening ailment. Today, the same man says Chibuike Amaechi has no character believing that God has forgotten.
“It is important to remind this elder brother of ours that in fullness of time, the APC will tell the world all it knows about him, how he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and those who played what roles. We will prove that he is the least individual qualified to talk about character.
“Elsewhere in Nigeria, those who meritoriously earned the noble position of Senior Advocate of Nigeria [SAN] continue to enrich the legal profession through published works, advocacy and robust participation in the noble profession.
“It is rather disappointing to us that here this Senior Advocate of Nigeria prefers to reduce the high title of SAN just to enmesh himself in small local issues often seeing himself as a local political champion.
“The lowly antics of this man confirms that if you give a small office to a big man [not big by physical size as in this case], he will expand it to his size and if you give a big office to a small man he is likely to collapse it to his little size as in this particular case.”
The party said in a direct reference to Okey Wali, an indigene of the state, who was a former MBA president.