The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will never have peace as they “stole the money meant to feed Nigerians”.
Amaechi, speaking during the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign organisation on Monday in Abuja, said that unlike the PDP, the APC wasn’t sharing the nation’s money.
The Director-General of the council, added that the APC will campaign for the presidential seat based on issues rather than on personality attacks.
He said, “I was in the PDP, the slogan was ‘Share the money.’ But here we are not sharing money. And because we are not sharing money they are saying vote buying. Because they ran election with government money, eating, buying cars with government money and nobody cared.
“I appeal to Nigerians; don’t give one vote to the PDP, they are hungry, they can’t stand poverty, they can’t stand not touching government money. Where money is given for prayers in Nigeria, I can pray in my church, nobody is giving me money to go and pray.
“We are no longer stealing money. PDP stole the money meant to feed Nigerians and until they return it, they will not have peace.
“PDP has nothing to say to Nigerians. Our campaign is going to be issues based. We are determined to save Nigerians.
“The President said he will fight corruption; that he is doing. We met a tattered economy that if we did nothing, Nigeria would be at a mess. But today the economy has been growing.
“In fixing the economy we promised infrastructural development. When I took over as Minister of Transportation, GE approached me and said we have approached different governments for 11 years to allow us to take over the rail with our own money but nobody agreed, this government agreed.”
Speaking on why Nigerians should re-elect Mr. Buhari for second term, Amaechi said the change promised by the APC cannot be completed in four years as they were not magicians.
Amaechi’s loyalty to President Buhari is in doubt after an audio recording was released by the opposition PDP in which he was saying Nigerians were hungry and poverty has been growing under Buhari’s government.