The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate his ‘touted integrity’ by calling for the immediate resignation of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
PDP made this known on Friday in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Why is PDP demanding Amachi’s resignation?
PDP alleged that Amaechi, the Director General of Buhari’s campaign organisation is using government fund to campaign for the President.
According to the statement, “Amaechi, as Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation is using government funds to campaign for Buhari
“The 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.
Ameachi’s comparism between Buhari and Atiku.
Earlier, Amaechi had said that the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is no match for President Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election.
The former governor of Rivers state, noted that evaluating the performances of the incumbent Nigerian leader in comparison with previous administrations under the opposition party, would further reduce the chances of the PDP, which he labelled as corrupt and unfit to rule Nigeria.
He said for his party and the people of Nigeria, the next general election in February 2019 would be another opportunity to critically look at the issue of who has the known antecedent to genuinely tackle corruption and that by reputation, the PDP can not contend against the APC in terms of corruption perception.
While faulting Amaechi’s comparism, PDP referred to the tenure under the present Buhari administration as one that “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”.
It said: “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?
“While it is a settled fact that President Buhari cannot be a match to Atiku Abubakar, we understand Amaechi’s frustration as a beleaguered salesman of a derelict product, but he should have known that for Nigerians, Atiku Abubakar represents light and a brighter future whereas President Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) represent a national misfortune.
The party concluded the statement by calling on Amaechi to “prepare to return to Rivers state to face his multiple corruption indictments instead of trying to promote a failed candidate”.