The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that some of the lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are from areas President Muhammadu Buhari would win comfortably.
You will recall that on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 14 senators, including Isa Misau from Bauchi state, and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.
While speaking with journalists after inspecting sections of the Itakpe-Warri rail line on Friday, July 27, 2018, Amaechi said the chances of President Buhari in 2019 are bright. The minister said that:
“No matter what you do, the governor of Sokoto will leave naturally he has ambition to be president. If you take a chicken to him he will still go, right? The same with Kwara, these are people you expect that they will leave. Ok they left with some members of house reps and senate, where did they come from? They are from areas the president is comfortable”.
“Do you honestly believe that the president will lose election in this country? Well nobody is God, but that is one of his comfort zones. The next person that left, left from Bauchi, if you bring president on a sick bed in Bauchi, he will win. He has never lost election in Bauchi”.
The minister said that one quality Nigerians believe he has, is that he is honest and never hid his feelings.
“One thing about me in the political history of Nigeria, nobody has been in doubt on where I stand, one quality I have and Nigerians believe is that I’m honest. I never hid my feeling”.
He also said that the country would not survive another looting.
“Nigerians will certainly reject a second looting, Nigeria cannot survive another looting, call me all the rich men in Nigeria, everybody depends on government”.
“Sixty percent of Nigerian rich men depend on government. Only three years that they remove the breast milk everybody is complaining”.