- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will not suspend the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
- The APC, through its national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that Amaechi is not guilty of any anti-party activity
- Onilu said that the conduct and activities of Amaechi are completely normal and acceptable to the party
In defence of Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, March 27, said that he will not be punished or suspended like Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, since, according to the ruling party, he is not guilty of any anti-party activity.
According to Premium Times, the national publicity secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, said: “Though the APC does not have governorship candidate in Rivers, the people of the state were very important to the party.
“Whatever has happened in Rivers, and whatever Rotimi Amaechi has done, is completely normal and acceptable to this party.”
“If we have the opportunity of working with a party that will abide by our principles, it is within our right to work with such a party to ensure that we free the people of Rivers from hardship.”
Recall that Legit.ng reported that an audio recording which featured Amaechi, allegedly criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, was causing disquiet in the APC. Leaders of the party had been having discussions about the recording, since it was released.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the national working committee (NWC) of the APC suspended Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state and his counterpart, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state from the party.
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The NWC also recommended to the national executive committee (NEC) of the party that both governors be expelled from the APC.
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