- The minister of transportation and former governor of Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari does not favour him, he will still remain loyal to the APC
- Amaechi said he is a loyal person to the core and is ready to support whoever the president chooses
- The presidential aspirant said this while speaking with APC delegates in Rivers on Friday, April 29
Rivers - Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, and an All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, on Friday, April 29, described himself as a very loyal person.
According to the former governor of Rivers true loyalty is tested when situations do not favour the person in question.
He claimed that if end President Muhamamdu Buhari decides to choose another presidential aspirant other than himself, he will support the person.
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“Loyalty is not when you are not chosen, you become disloyal, loyalty means you follow the man that leads you, that you have surrendered to his leadership,” he was quoted as saying.
“If you don’t follow, it means you are not loyal, you are only benefitting from the man politically and economically. The day he’s not able to give you that economic reality, is the day you become disloyal.
“I am a very loyal person, and those who are disloyal, I wish them well, those who want to do whatever they want to do, I wish them well. The opportunity will be given to everybody, we will run this presidential election, we will run, and I am loyal to the president and I am loyal to the party.
“If the party says it is me, thank God. If the party says it is not me, whoever the party chooses, I will support. If the party and president choose anybody, I will support the person, if the party chooses me, I will be glad and say thank God.”
Reacting to this, a social commentator, Conquer Eucheria, who spoke with Legit.ng noted:
"That means casting our votes is of no use since it's now in Buhari's hand to favour, not we the citizens to decide who will rule us.
"You are simply telling us that we will still remain in Buhari's prison whether on sit or out of sit, may God continue to feed us who don't have a godfather."
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