Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the appointment of the state’s former governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation, will not make any meaningful impact in Rivers people, because he is a misfit.
The state chairman of the party, Brother Felix Obuah made the declaration yesterday through a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, while reacting to the official swearing-in and assigning of portfolios to the new ministers.
According to the state PDP boss, “A ministerial slot for Rivers State given to Amaechi is a loss to the state, because he (Amaechi) is at war with the state, and does not believe in the development vision of the state governor, Nyesom Wike.
“His appointment has put a question mark on the Buhari’s war against corruption, and has given Nigerians a clear picture that Buhari’s war against corruption is merely targeted at perceived political enemies and opponents.”
Obuah also noted that Amaechi had demonstrated in his actions and conduct, not to support or appreciate any development plan that does not have his endorsement or that of his acolytes, which is not good for any group of people that desires progress.
“Rivers State has an appreciable number of qualified, prudent and humble sons and daughters with burning desire to move the state forward and help promote the existing peace and love among the people, which Governor Wike has graciously put in place in only five months in office.
“We’ll therefore be happy to have the federal government or any other agency that means well for the state to always pick from this pool of resourceful and more enterprising human capitals, other than those with penchant for misleading, mishandling and mismanaging the scarce resources of the state, as exemplified by the Amaechi administration.” Obuah advised.
It would be recalled that despite the stiff opposition to the nomination of former Governor Amaechi as a ministerial nominee by both Rivers people and Nigerians, President Buhari still went ahead to ratify his nomination, by appointing him the Minister of Transportation.
To register their disapproval of Amaechi’s appointment, all PDP senators walked out of the National Assembly for allowing the APC members’ insistence on Amaechi’s confirmation, which the PDP described as official institutionalisation of corruption in Nigeria.
Majority of Nigerians also have in one voice kicked against Amaechi’s nomination and appointment as Minister of Transportation.

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