Naija News had reported earlier that Reno Omokri, a former Presidential aide, released audio recordings where the minister was heard speaking ill of the nation’s number one citizen.
In one of the audio recordings, the minister purportedly said the President Buhari does not read nor listen to anyone. He added in another that the rate of poverty under the Buhari administration is “very high”.
“The rate of poverty is very high. The people are hungry. Nigeria will never change,” Amaechi lamented in one of the audio recordings.
Reacting to the recordings in a statement issued by his media aide, Israel Ibeleme, the minister said the audio recordings were not only doctored but was done by “some group of boys” paid to “destroy” his image.
The statement reads: “Attention has been drawn to the purported fake audio which was doctored from an unknown journalist, recorded outside the minister’s office imitating the Minister’s speech sound. Which claimed that the Minister was speaking against the President and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is Important to let the general public know that we have worked with the Minister since February 2015 till date and that the minister has not in any way spoken against the president Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements.
“The fake doctored audio, claiming that it emanated from the conversation which the minister had with his press corp.
“They paid some group of boys to destroy the image of Director General of Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“We want to put the public on the know, that the said doctored audio report is false.”
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that Amaechi is the director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation for the 2019 general elections.