2023 TUSSLE: Gov. El-Rufai Reveals Secrets About Rotimi Amaechi | READ IN FULL
Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has made some revelations about Rotimi Amaechi, the minister for Transportation and a 2023 presidential aspirant under the APC.
Amaechi is expected to resign his ministerial position today, Monday, May 16, 2022.
According to El-Rufai, Amaechi is a loyalist and confidant of president Muhammadu Buhari.
He also revealed that Amaechi while he was governor of Rivers State under the PDP, released money which they used for the Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) 2011 convention.
El-Rufai who spoke on Sunday during Amaechi’s visit to APC delegates in the state to inform them of his presidential ambition said;
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was here two days ago and you promised him support, today, here is my friend, my confidant, what are you going to say?
“Many people contesting election always say delegates will hardly make heaven, because they don’t keep to promise, but I always say Kaduna delegates are different. You were in a hurry and didn’t listen to what other aspirants will tell you.
”Amaechi is here and I told you that, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is also coming after him, Governor Kayode Fayemi is also coming. Also, my big brother who took CPC, Pastor Tunde Bakari, is also coming. As a result of that, you should be prepared and know what to tell them.
“Let me tell you people something, in 2011 when we were in CPC, we were to go to convention and we didn’t have money. Amaechi then was governor of Rivers State under the PDP., I don’t know how he got to know, then he asked how much was needed to hold the convention, and he gave the money. It was the money we used to organise the 2011 convention.
“Since then, President Muhammadu Buhari asked me to continue talking to him. When they were meeting, thinking of defecting to APC, we used to meet with the seven governors before two chickened out.
”Amaechi turned his back against his own neighbour, Goodluck Jonathan and said he was going to follow Buhari. He held on to that trust, that is why Daura Emirate gave him that title of Dan Amanan Daura.
“We are followers of Buhari. It is what he tells us that we do. So, here is my friend and Buhari’s loyalist, what are you going to do? You should know, after today’s discussion, there are going to be discussions.
“Others will come too, but who is your friend? Who is your loyalist? Your friend and your loyalist is someone who remembers you when you had nothing and nobody with you. Governor Amaechi gave that support, he did it for Buhari and he did it for me.
“There was a time I was in the opposition, the DSS was looking for me, they wanted to arrest me. Amaechi told me where to go and wait for him. I waited and he drove me to DSS himself and he insisted that I should be questioned and released to him same day and that was what happened. So, who is my friend? Who is my confidant?”
“Now, I am going to ask you people two questions, one you can answer the other you can choose not to answer. Have we agreed that it is justice that presidency should go back to the south? The delegates replied him yes.
“The second one is, Asiwaju came on Thursday, now Amaechi is here, what are you going to say, or are you going to tell me later?”
Bola Tinubu had visited Kaduna on Thursday where the party delegates including governor El-Rufai drummed support for him at the Murtala Square, Kaduna.
Earlier in his address, Amaechi told the delegates that;
” I am young and the most experienced of all the presidential aspirants. The presidency requires agility of a young man, the elderly people should go home and rest”.
“I governed a state that was ravaged at the time with insecurity but I was able to successfully tame the situation.
” If elected President, I will do same in Nigeria, I will continue with President Buhari’s Agricultural transformations to address hunger, the administration of President Buhari inherited poverty but has been able to change the situation positively.
“You need to vote for a candidate that will protect and provide for all regardless of region, religion and tribe and that is what am promising you.
”I am asking you not to waste Kaduna votes, please give me your votes and I will come back to Kaduna to thank you.”
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