The Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Election Campaign Council, Rotimi Amaechi, has ‘cowardly’ dismissed an audio recording, where he was alleged to have said that President Buhari does not read newspapers, nor listens to the news on the economic situation in the country.
He revealed that he was not aware of such audio recordings, which are now being played on several online platforms.
When he was asked for his comments on the audio that has gone viral, Amaechi simply said: “Nothing. I am not aware of any audio recording.”
Further told that the audio was gaining momentum on different online websites, the immediate-past Governor of Rivers State and incumbent Minister of Transport, asked: “Do I do website?”
It would be recalled, that several audios detailing Amaechi’s criticism of the Buhari administration went viral some days ago.
In the audio, Amaechi was reported to have said: “This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change, is in a situation where everybody is killed.”
In the same audio, Amaechi was also quoted as saying: “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.
“But two months (later) 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 do not 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 was a popular saying while we were growing up, that charity begins at home. Will my own (charity) begin abroad?
“The President does not listen to anybody. He does not care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in an aircraft, and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he could not sell his goats during Sallah, because of the Buhari administration. And the President said, what is my business with goat sellers?”
Reacting, Political Observers are of the view that Rotimi Amaechi’s claim of not being aware of the audio recordings which have gone viral on the social media, and have been the number one trending topic on Twitter for days now, means that he is actually admitting making those statements, as he never denied making the statements; he only said he is not aware of the recordings that have leaked, which is very hard to believe in this modern age and time.