I never promised to return Igbo property, Amaechi replies Wike, Rivers officials
Former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has said he never promised to return property abandoned in the state during the Nigerian Civil War to the Igbo owners.
Recall that Amaechi was recently accused of promising Igbo community in the state that if the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tonye Cole, emerges winner in the March 18 election, the state would return to Igbo landowners their property declared abandoned after the war.
But Amaechi, in a statement through his media office, stated that he only apologised to the Igbo people on behalf of the state on abandoned property.
Amaechi, who is the immediate past Minister of Transportation, however, said if he had been in power at the time, he would not have let such happen.
He said the news about compensation emanated from the Rivers State governor, whom he accused of striving to cause confusion in the state.
The former governor expressed disappointment that the respected Rivers State Council of Traditional rulers fell for the fake news sponsored by his successor without clarification.
Amaechi accuse his successor of employing divisive fake news to malign his character.
He, however, called on Rivers people to ignore the “fake news.”