The director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi has reportedly described Nigeria as hopeless, saying the only
The director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi has reportedly described Nigeria as hopeless, saying the only way for the country to make progress is for everybody to be killed. According to an audio released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Amaechi, who is minister of transportation, said this in a conversation with some journalists.
The minister was heard saying there would be a university in his village in Ubim, Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State after the plans to build one in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, have been concluded. It is unclear when the conversation took place.
“This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere. When Magnus (Abe) was secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless and he told me, ‘Oga, stop it’. This cannot be coming from a governor,” Amaechi said.
“But two months in Abuja, Magnus came to meet me and said, I agree with you; this country is hopeless and helpless. All they do in Abuja is to share money. I have already written to the governor of Katsina state and I don’t know why he has not replied to give us the land in Daura for a university in Daura. The next university would be in my village. There is a popular saying while we were growing up, that charity begins at home. Will my own begin abroad?
Commenting on the audio, Shaibu asked Nigerians to vote against Buhari in the forthcoming election. He said a vote for the president is a vote for stagnation, asking Buhari to quit honourably instead of wasting tax payers monies on his reelection bid.
“The truth is, the president has established a record of failures which probably no other President would ever equal or erase. Mrs Aishat Buhari was partially correct when she stated that two people are preventing her husband from performing well. With this audio tape, if the two don’t include her husband then she is not completely being truthful.”
Listen to the audio below: