Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, has disproved an online report that he deplored the recent appointments President Muhammadu Buhari made, particularly his not being made the secretary to the government of the federation.
Amaechi, in a statement, said the report by a blogger – savinggracereporters.com – is “a tissue of lies, ridiculous and meaningless”.
“The story which is ridiculous as it is meaningless is a figment of the writer’s imagination and sadly flouts all the basic rules of journalism biz: fairness, accuracy and balance. This story like so many others like it is a tissue of lies and fit only for the trash-can”, the statement read.
“Since after leaving office and with the successful delivery of the change agenda to Nigerians,
“Former Governor Amaechi has been enjoying a well deserved rest. He hasn’t found any need to grant any interviews to any journalist or blogger and so couldn’t have spoken to savinggracereporters.
“Rt. Hon Amaechi holds the media in high esteem but may soon be forced to take action against those who bring the profession of journalism to disrepute by their deliberate falsehood and malicious reports.
“For the sake of decency and ethical conduct, Rt. Hon. Amaechi therefore demands that the said savinggracereporters immediately retract the mischief they have on their website and apologize to their readers for their unprofessional conduct.
“In this era of reformation and restoration, it is important that everyone embraces propriety and decorous conduct to enable every segment of our country join the change train.”