Finally, APC Reacts to Amaechi's Alleged Comment on Bola Tinubu's Qualification

Finally, APC Reacts to Amaechi's Alleged Comment on Bola Tinubu's Qualification

  • The ruling All Progressives Congress has debunked a claim that former minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi spoke ill against the president-elect
  • The party's chapter in Rivers state said Amaechin never queried the academic qualification of Bola Tinubu
  • According to the party, the comments are demonic and were created by individuals with the aim to cause a rift with the APC

The Rivers chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained that Nigeria's former minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, never made comments about the academic qualifications of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

In a statement released on Thursday, March 23, Amaechi's spokesperson, Darlington Nwaju, described such remarks attributed to his principal as demonic.

Rotimi Amaechi, Bola Tinubu, 2023 presidential election
The APC in Rivers state debunks the claim that Amaechi spoke ill of Bola Tinubu. Photo: Rotimi Amaechi, APC
Source: UGC

Nwaju, while stating that Amaechi never linked Tinubu to drug trafficking, said that the fifth columnists were after the former governor.

His words:

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“We want to make it abundantly clear, that at no time did our leader make such demonic comments whether in private or public to query the qualifications of the President-elect or link him to drug trafficking within or outside Nigeria.
“Such claptraps are handiworks of fifth columnists who do not wish our leader well and for the avoidance of doubts, our leader has no personal angst against the President-elect."

Nwaju, however, added that whatever Amaechi said about Tinubu and INEC were in the full glare of the world when journalists covering elections in Rivers State intercepted him after voting in the governorship election.

He added:

“His words were clean and clear. Any person who wants to accuse the president-elect is free to do so but should not hide under the former minister to do so.

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“We wish to warn these purveyors of fake news of the dire consequences of flying such wicked and unfounded rumours. We invite security agencies to go after these elements of hate and divisiveness, in order to sanitize the noble journalism profession”.

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