The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has described the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as a pathological liar.
Wike had accused Transportation Minister Chibuike Amaechi of being behind the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, with the intention to remove him for not supporting his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC and its candidates.
Peterside spoke to journalists on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Port Harcourt, Saturday.
The Opobo-born politician also noted that there was no truth that members of the APC were making plans for a Plan-B of working with the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, in case they are not successful with the court cases as alleged by Wike.
The former APC governorship candidate said, “Nothing can be more spurious, laughable and childish than that statement by the governor of Rivers State.
“I am not taken aback at all, because the governor is known to promote lies as truth, he has also acquired the status of a pathological liar. Wike is a man who concocts stories, distorts facts and presents half-truths as the truth.
“In this specific instance, there is no iota of truth in it. Rt. Hon. Amaechi has absolutely no hand in the matter. He is not a judicial officer, he is not an intelligence officer and he does not work for any of the intelligence agencies.
“I cannot understand the connection between the work of the intelligence agencies, the anti-graft agencies and the judiciary. There is absolutely no iota of truth in it.
“Wike claimed that transportation minister had conversation with somebody that he (Amaechi) was behind the CJN’s travails.
“There is no truth in it. It is the trademark of Rivers governor to concoct stories. Rivers people and other Nigerians know Wike for who he is. So, I do not believe that anybody will take him seriously.
“Wike is not a member of APC. Wike is not a member of our political family and he cannot be a member of our political family.
“When Rivers governor embarks on these kind of wild lies and baseless allegations, they ridicule him. There is no truth in having Plan-B or working with Dumo Lulu-Briggs.”