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PDP seeks Amaechi’s resignation as minister over alleged funds diversion

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[FILE PHOTO] Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the immediate resignation of Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation.

The party, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday claimed that “Amaechi, as Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation is using government fund to campaign for Buhari.”

According to the PDP, “this action of Amaechi demonstrates the height of corruption both in Buhari administration and the person of his campaign DG.”
The party faulted Amaechi’s claim that PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was not a match to Buhari, wondering how Amaechi would compare Buhari to Atiku Abubakar, who it said “has been generally accepted as the next President of Nigeria, stressing that Amaechi has finally lost touch with Nigerians.”

The party declared: “If Amaechi has not lost touch with reality, how would he be comparing Atiku Abubakar, who is widely celebrated by Nigerians across board, due to his integrity and proven competence in managing resources, to a failed President Buhari, who Nigerians know is responsible for the grinding hardship, hunger, starvation and escalating insecurity in the nation in the last three and half years?

“How can Amaechi compare Atiku Abubakar, a known and tested nationalist, who has become the rallying point for national rejuvenation and reawakening to President Buhari, who has sunk the nation deeper into the sea of nepotism, divisiveness, dissentions and agonizing despondency?”

It added: “How can any one compare Atiku, an epitome of wealth creation and youth empowerment to President Buhari whose tenure will only be remembered by Nigerians for hardship, unemployment, job losses, wealth destruction, economic frustrations and destruction of institutions that engender good governance and freedom?”

“Is it not an aberration to attempt to compare Atiku Abubakar, who played key role in a government that paid our nation’s foreign debt, to President Buhari, whose administration specializes in accumulating debts, borrowing money to service debts and plunging our generations yet unborn into bondage?

“How can Amaechi compare Atiku Abubakar, a promoter of democracy and fundamental human rights to President Buhari whose administration has stood down all known democratic virtues, and relishes in violation of human rights, disobedience to court orders, disdain for constitutional order and condoning extra-judicial killing, harassment and illegal detention of citizens as detailed in reports by international bodies?”


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