Why backed Buhari, rejected Jonathan in 2015, Amaechi opens up

Why backed Buhari, rejected Jonathan in 2015, Amaechi opens up

- Chibuike Amaechi is coming with full force to take over the political activities in Rivers state 2021

- The ex-leader of the south-south state boasted that when he returns, he would run the show as whatever he says would stand

- According to Amaechi, he is nota tribalistic person which was why he worked for the victory of President Buhari in 2015

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The minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said he chose to pitch his tent with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 instead of Goodluck Jonathan because he is not a tribalist.

The former Rivers state governor claimed Jonathan offered him different entreaties to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but he declined.

He said when he dumped the party, the former president fought him but he was able to overcome because he God by his side.

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The Nation reports that Amaechi made this known while receiving some PDP members who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt.

According to the former governor, he would return to oil-rich state in 2021 to resume political activities, and when he does, he will take control of the happenings in the state. He added that whatever he says is what will happen.

Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi
Amaechi said God gave him victory over Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. Photo credit: @ChibuikeAmaechi
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He further stated that he has never had a taste of alcohol all his life, never smoked and is not a tribalist.

Amaechi added:

"If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me opportunity to remain in PDP. He offered me all sorts of opportunities, but I said that I had given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.”

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Welcoming the defectors, the ex-governor commended them for moving over to the APC.

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Legit.ng reported that Amaechi had earlier reacted to the growing calls for restructuring. He said though nothing was wrong with it, it was not the major problem of the country.

According to him, the issue of hunger and poverty is critical as it breeds insecurity. He added that the President Buhari-led administration is more concerned about reducing poverty in the country.

The former Rivers boss believes that creating jobs for the people will keep them away from crime.

He said:

“If you are able to create employment, you create security. If you like hire as many men as you want to hire that are policemen, you would do nothing until you put food in the hands of people.”

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