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Your award is a poisoned chalice: Amaechi rejects Wike’s award nomination

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Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi has rejected his purported nomination for an award by the Rivers State Government.

The Minister of Transportation said he had been inundated with calls and enquiries about a purported award from Governor Nyesom Wike.

Reports spread earlier this week that Amaechi, who is the immediate-past Governor of Rivers State, had been named among other individuals to be honoured by Governor Wike for their contributions to the development of the state.

But in a statement released by the Rotimi Amaechi Media Office, the former Governor described the purported award and honour by Wike as “a poisoned chalice”.

It further noted that Amaechi was shown a publication by the Rivers State Government on the list of proposed awardees, adding that he was “yet to receive a formal communication from Governor Wike or the State.”

The Amaechi media office noted that whatever Governor Wike intends to give to Amaechi “amounts to a poisoned chalice and therefore stands rejected.”

Amaechi further reminded Governor Wike to go to court, like he vowed, to prove his claim that the sum of over forty-three million dollars recovered by the EFCC from a luxury apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos was stolen from Rivers State by the past government.

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