- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to give up on his re-election bid by the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation
- The call was made following the controversial audio recording credited to Rotimi Amaechi, in which he was quoted saying Nigerians are suffering under the Buhari-led administration
- According to the organisation, this shows that Amaechi agrees that President Buhari’s incompetence is responsible for the myriad of problems facing the country
Following the leaked audio recording credited to the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step down from the presidential race.
Recall that Amaechi, who is the director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, is heard in the audio condemning the current administration, saying Nigeria would not change.
According to PPCO, since the audio recording leaked on Friday, January 4, neither the minister nor the Buhari Campaign Organisation has denied or offer any cogent explanation on the matter.
Legit.ng gathers the organisation stated that this is an indication that President Buhari has lost the loyalty of his support base.
PPCO said: "This development amply shows that the Buhari Campaign Organization is in agreement with Amaechi that President Buhari’s incompetence, nepotism, insensitivity and corruption, and not the 16 years of the PDP in government, are responsible for the myriad of problems facing our nation."
Legit.ng previously reported that an audio recording which featured the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, allegedly criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, was causing disquiet in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The national publicity secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, when contacted, said: “I have not seen the leaked tape to listen to it and as such cannot comment on it.”
The special assistant on public communications and strategy to the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shuaibu, in a statement released on Sunday, January 6, also quoted Amaechi as having said Nigeria was beyond redemption.
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When he was asked by Daily Sun for his comments on the audio, Amaechi said: “Nothing. I am not aware of any audio recording.”
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