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AMAECHI BUYS 4 AIRCRAFT for 2015 campaigns —Report

By News Express on 15/04/2013

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Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has bought a toral of four aircraft in readiness for the 2015 presidential campaigns, according to a report in the Abuja-based Nigerian Pilot.

“Sources close to the youthful chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum revealed that in the last four months the Governor has acquired four aircrafts, (two armoured helicopters and 2 private jets) ostensibly for the purposes of easing logistics form political campaigns expected to kick off next year going by current INEC guidelines. These acquisitions in addition to existing structures are said to be causing ripples in official circles as the aircrafts were alleged not to have been approved by relevant authorities including the state legislators,” the Nigerian Pilot reported.

The newspaper quoted unnamed sources as revealing that “despite the assurances Amaechi gave to the Chairman of PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih, when Anenih visited Port Harcourt last weekend, Amaechi had concluded plans to ditch the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP, for an opposition party under whose platform he intends to contest the 2015 Presidency. He is also said to be wooing some South East State Governors to whom he had pledged financial assistance of about N2 billion each.”

The paper claimed that “before the furore over the threat to his Chairmanship of the NGF began, he had allegedly acquired bullet proof helicopters and some Gulf Stream Private jets.”

It quoted a source close to the governor as revealing that “it is all for his 2015 campaign when he joins a Northern Governor to run for the Presidency.”

News Express reports that Amaechi (shown in photo) has however denied the report.

Source News Express

Posted 15/04/2013 1:29:31 PM





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