Rotimi Amaechi, has reportedly described Nigeria as hopeless, saying the one approach for the nation to make progress is for “everybody to be killed”.
In keeping with an audio launched by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) Amaechi, who’s minister of transportation, stated this in a dialog with some journalists.
The minister was heard saying there can be a college in his village after the plans to construct one in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, have been concluded.
Amaechi is from Ubima in Ikwerre native authorities space of Rivers state.
TheCable couldn’t independently confirm the audio. It’s unclear when the dialog befell but it surely has been producing reactions on social media.
“This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed,” Amaechi stated within the audio.
“This nation goes nowhere. When Magnus (Abe) was secretary to the Rivers State Authorities (SSG), I instructed him that this nation is hopeless and helpless and he instructed me, ‘Oga, stop it’. This can’t be coming from a governor.
“However two months in Abuja, Magnus got here to satisfy me and stated, I agree with you; this nation is hopeless and helpless. All they do in Abuja is to share cash.
“I’ve already written to the governor of Katsina state and I don’t know why he has not replied to present us the land in Daura for a college in Daura. The following college can be in my village. There’s a widespread saying whereas we had been rising up, that charity begins at residence. Will my very own start overseas?
“The president does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in the aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the president said what my business with goat sellers is?”
David Iyiofor, spokesman of the minister, couldn’t be reached for feedback as of the time this report was filed. He neither answered calls nor responded to a textual content message despatched.
Commenting on the audio, Shaibu requested Nigerians to vote towards Buhari within the forthcoming election.
He stated 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 that, the other day, the President confessed that the economy had collapsed under his watch. On another occasion , the wife confessed to the fact that, the canal and not her dearest husband, President Buhari was in charge of the country and now, the director-general of his re-election campaign has confessed to the lack of capacity of President Buhari and the dismal failure of hid administration,” he stated in a press release.
“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.”