The Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is no match for President Buhari, in the forthcoming Presidential election.
Amaechi, who was a Guest on the ‘Morning Show’ of ARISE News, boasted that judging from the anti-corruption reputation of the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, government, the PDP and its Candidate will be a mismatch for his party, in 2019.
He 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 take Nigeria to the Promise Land.
Asked if as the DG of the President’s re-election bid, he feels the ruling party feels uneasy that the PDP has a very strong team in Atiku/Obi, Amaechi said: “I am telling you clearly, we have nothing to fear about; I am not joking.”
On the celebrated reconciliation between Obasanjo and Atiku, Amaechi revealed that their vituperative attacks against each other, will also be made public for Nigerians to decide, saying: “Their statements are in the public. We would get back all those statements to the table.”
According to him: “There are two issues that we will be focusing on, corruption; Nigerians will have to decide whether to go back to the stealing, where Nigerian government was borrowing money to pay salary. We are not borrowing money to pay salary now; where we were importing tomatoes, when we can plant tomatoes at home; when we were buying about 500,000 eggs per day from South Africa; and now that we are producing the eggs.
“The reason is that there are too many issues to debate about. For 16 years, Vice President Abubakar was in power for eight years, did they do anything on railways, the answer is no. I saw in my office, contracts awarded by the last government, to Nigerians who do not know anything about railways. To build a narrow gauge, how much was spent? That is why I said I would not pay, and I will not pay; when I leave the next person can pay them, because these Nigerians did nothing, and they are asking to be paid for having rehabilitated the narrow gauge.”
When asked to comment on the crisis bedevilling the APC, and the quizzing of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, Amaechi stated that it showed that Buhari would not like to protect the Chairman of his party from being grilled by the DSS.