The Minister of Transportation who is doubling as the Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign organisation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured Nigerians that Buhari’s next 4 years will be better than 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The former Rivers State Governor is currently trending on the social media after a secret recording which was released by the Atiku Abubakar campaign camp revealed how he allegedly feel about his principal’s administration.
Amaechi was heard saying that Buhari’s administration was a failure and that everyone, including the pressmen, traders, politicians are suffering.
Despite the buzz, the embattled DG spoke during the inauguration of the presidential campaign council of Mr Buhari Monday.
Amaechi urged Nigerians not to give a single vote to the opposition in the 2019 election, adding that the PDP stole from Nigeria for 16 years.
“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.
He added ”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.
The DG assured that the Ministry under his watch will sign an agreement to take over Nigeria’s entire narrow guage rail line and ruin it
He stressed the needs for Nigerians to re-elect Buhari saying “Anybody that says we can do so in four years must be a magician. What we are pleading with Nigerians for is another four years to consolidate on what we have started.”
However, the Minister did not comment on the issue of the leaked audio that has attracted nationwide reactions.