In 2015 we plotted Jonathan’s fall - Amaechi

In 2015 we plotted Jonathan’s fall - Amaechi

- Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's minister of transportation, has opened up on how Goodluck Jonathan was removed during 2015 presidential election

- The former governor said Nigeria's economy would have been worse if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won

- Amaechi also said that the plots used to remove Jonathan from power were mainly planned in Sokoto state

Nigeria's minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed the plots used to remove former President Goodluck Jonathan from power in 2015 were mainly planned, hatched and perfected in Sokoto state. gathered that Amaechi speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, said Nigeria would have been worse off economically if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won the 2015 presidential election.

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The former governor of Rivers who was in Sokoto state to present a keynote address at the 15th National Council on Transportation said: “This meeting today reminds me of all that struggle and our meetings in Sokoto, especially with Wamakko and Tambuwal to strategize for the 2015 presidential election.

I must thank him and other Nigerians for that support because the desired change would not have come if they did not come together to support and work for the APC to ensure the emergence of President Buhari.

“The truth of the matter is that as Nigerians, we knew it would have been difficult for Nigeria if PDP had won that presidential election. All of us were scared of what would happen to Nigeria and that was why we decided that the only way to stop what will happen is to ensure that PDP did not win and to God’s glory and our prayers, APC won.

“When I said things would have been difficult, I was talking about the economy. As at that time, if you remember, fuel queues had returned, poverty was coming back, the money stolen was too much that there was no money in the hands of Nigerians, and there was need and desire for a change, and effective change that will safe resources for Nigerians.” had reported that the minister revealed that his biggest challenge running the ministry is having access to funds.

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Amaechi made the comment during an interaction with online journalists on Friday, August 11, in his office in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Responding to's question on the challenges he has faced in the ministry so far as he approaches two years in office, the minister said money is the ministry's major challenge.

Watch Amaechi give a summary of Buhari's administration in the video below:


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