Describing Amaechi as one of the “brightest stars” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Sagay said the bribery allegations against him were intended to undermine and weaken the federal government.
Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro, supreme court justices, had alleged that Amaechi attempted to bribe and to influence them to manipulate election appeals in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia.
Though Amaechi denied the allegation, some people asked him to step aside pending investigation.
But in a statement on Thursday, Sagay said the allegations were
“Two justices of the supreme court affected by the DSS raids of Saturday 8th October, 2016, have been quoted as stating that
“This outburst by the two justices is surprising, considering that it is totally unrelated to be
“In any case, given their statuses as supreme court justices, even in the middle of the adversity confronting them, they should not have engaged in a distraction totally incompatible with the dignity and respect that their high offices attract.
“This is intended to set the stage for charging the government with ineffectiveness and
“It is demeaning for them to abandon their legitimate
“Mere allegations cannot have enough weight to affect the position of such a high official as Amaechi, otherwise knowing the disposition of Nigerians for putting people down, no office holder will be safe in this country. It is therefore improper and ridiculous to compare the position of the justices in whose houses millions of
“This sudden anti-Amaechi narrative is consistent with the objectives and interests of the chief promoters and