Exclusive: Presidency, APC leadership split over Buhari’s fear to prosecute Amaechi

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

The recommendation by some members of the APC National Working Committee reportedly led by estranged Deputy Publicity  Secretary , Timi Frank that indicted Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi  be investigated and prosecuted  has torn the crisis ridden party into different factions, Blackface News can reveal.Investigations revealed that the Timi Frank  committee believed to have the backing of the National Leader  of APC , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu  recommended  that President  Muhammadu Buhari  should also allow EFCC prosecute Amaechi  for the 14 petitions submitted  with  valuable  evidences made available  to  the  anti-corruption agency.

According to the  APC leaders, if Buhari starts the prosecution  of Amaechi, many Nigerians  will believe  his anti-corruption fight.

They therefore asked Buhari  to sack Amaechi  as he has become a huge liability  to the party.

It was gathered that the APC  leaders behind embattled  Amaechi  are led by Kaduna State Governor , Nasir El-Rufai and Plateau State Governor , Simon Lalong.

A presidency  source noted that this group maintain  that Amaechi  deserves protection  because he invested over N200billion  to fund APC Presidential  and governorship  candidates.

The El-Rufai group argued that Amaechi was promised protection from prosecution   alongside Fashola when they invested scarce resources to sponsor Buhari  and others.

Prominent  sources also told Blackface News that Amaechi  like he did during the ministerial  screening  when Buhari  wanted to dump him, has threatened to release documentary evidence  of  how he funded Buhari and  APC to the Press.

It was learnt that he has turned in the photocopies to Buhari.

Following  the position  of the El-Rufai  group , Buhari it was learnt directed his Spokesperson, Femi Adesina  to  coordinate paid media  campaign  to launder Amaechi’s  image. The source said that should the media campaign  fail by Christmas, Amaechi will  be sacked.

The Former Rivers State Governor is said to have approached some Emirs and prominent Obas  in Southwest to assist him prevail  on Buhari  to give him more time to heighten image laundering propaganda.

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