Federal Minister of Transport and DG of President Buhari’s campaign organisation Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has made his first public statement after some audio tapes where he spoke about the incumbent was released.
In the leaked tapes the former Governor of Rivers State said that Nigeria was going nowhwere and that the poverty in the land was high within the 3 years of Buhari’s rule.
On Monday during the inauguration of the Presidential campaign council by President Muhammadu Buhar, Amaechi urged Nigerians not to vote for the country’s main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He told Nigerians that Buhari’s next tenure would be better than the 16 years of government under the PDP.
“I was in the PDP, the slogan was “Share the money”. But here we are not sharing money. And because we are not sharing money they are saying vote buying. Because they ran election with government money, eating, buying cars with government money and nobody cared.
“I appeal to Nigerians; don’t give one vote to the PDP, they are hungry, they can’t stand poverty, they can’t stand not touching government money. Where money is given for prayers in Nigeria, I can pray in my church, nobody is giving me money to go and pray,” he said.
Mr Amaechi continued that PDP will not return to PDP unless all the funds stolen in the past 16 years of the party’s rulership was returned.
”We are no longer stealing money. PDP stole the money meant to feed Nigerians and until they return it, they will not have peace.
“PDP has nothing to say to Nigerians. Our campaign is going to be issues based. We are determined to save Nigerians.
“The President said he will fight corruption; that he is doing. We met a tattered economy that if we did nothing, Nigeria would be at a mess. But today the economy has been growing.
“In fixing the economy we promised infrastructural development. When I took over as Minister of Transportation, GE approached me and said we have approached different governments for 11 years to allow us to take over the rail with our own money but nobody agreed, this government agreed, ” he said.
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