Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
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A former member of the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Nyesom Wike to probe former governor, Rotimi Amaechi’s administration has made a startling revelation that members of the panel were pressured to indict and criminalize Amaechi.
Prof. Henry Ogboma who was among about 1,000 defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to APC at the weekend in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area of Rivers State made the startling revelation shortly after he was received into the party.
Ogboma did not only pour tar on the controversial Judicial Commission of Inquiry but also made damning comments concerning the PDP as a party and motives behind setting up the Panel of Inquiry.
According to him, “when I was proposed as member of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, I told them that I was not disposed to such an assignment, but after I appraised the nature of those who came to my house to persuade me to accept the job, their utterances and advice, I came to the conclusion that the assignment was not open for my election. So I took it.
“The private briefing was more shocking and worrisome to me. It was more like, ‘you guys must look for something, you must create something to indict Amaechi’.
“The Report was adjusted several times without success. At some point, I felt pity for the Chairman. He was helpless. Please, I don’t want to say more about that Panel for now. All I can tell you is that the PDP is an assemblage of greedy elements, militants and touts who have no interest of the state at heart. The Governor and the PDP are desperate. You need to be extremely careful to stay around them,” Prof Ogboma said.
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Source:: PM Newspaper