The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Buhari to demonstrate his much-talked-about integrity by demanding the immediate resignation of Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation.
The party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that the minister, as the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, is using government funds to campaign for the President. The PDP made the call barely 24 hours before the commencement of campaigns ahead of the elections. It claimed that Amaechi’s action demonstrates the height of corruption.
“The party says Amaechi, as Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation is using government funds to campaign for Buhari. PDP notes that this action of Amaechi demonstrates the height of corruption both in Buhari administration and the person of his campaign DG,” the statement read.
The party further wondered how Amaechi will compare Buhari to the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who it claimed had been generally accepted as the next President of Nigeria. It alleged that Amaechi has lost touch with Nigerians.
The statement added, “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, dissensions, and agonizing despondency?
How can anyone compare Atiku Abubakar, 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?