Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has said allegations by some judges against Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi was sponsored by the opposition.
Sagay was reacting to allegations made by Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro against Amaechi after they were arrested by the Department of State Security.
Both judges had claimed their arrest was a witchhunt because they refused to alter Supreme Court rulings as allegedly requested by Amaechi.
Sagay said, “This sudden anti-Amaechi narrative is consistent with the objectives and interests of the chief promoters and funders of judicial corruption during election petitions.
“These powerful opposition politicians are well known. To be more specific, they are from Rivers and Akwa-Ibom States.
“They are the ones who financed judicial corruptions and brought that great institution, the judiciary, to its knees after the 2015 elections.
“These allegations are intended to undermine and weaken the Buhari-led Federal Government, by depriving it of the service, input, ideas and productivity of some of its brightest stars.
“This is intended to set the stage for charging the government with ineffectiveness and cluelessness. In other words, it is an attempt to reduce the image and perception of this Federal Government to the low level of their own late and unlamented government.”