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Opposition denounces appointment of new Transport Minister

13 November 2015, 12:05

Rivers - The Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has disapproved the appointment of former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as a cabinet minister.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) member was on Tuesday sworn in as Minister of Transportation.

PDP state chairman, said the appointment was “a loss” to the state because Amaechi was “at war” with the state and does not believe in the development vision of the State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

“Rivers State has an appreciable number of qualified, prudent and humble sons and daughters with burning desire to move the State forward and help promote the existing peace and love among the people which Gov Wike has graciously put in place in only five months in office,” said Obuah.

“We’ll therefore be happy to have the federal government or any other agency that means well for the State to always pick from this pool of resourceful and more enterprising human capital other than those with penchant for misleading, mishandling and mismanaging the scare resources of the State as exemplified by the Amaechi administration.”

Also read: Profile of the new Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Obuah said it would be recalled that despite the stiff opposition to the nomination of Amaechi as a Ministerial nominee by both Rivers people and Nigerians, Buhari still went ahead to ratify his nomination by appointing him the Minister of Transportation.

PDP have been opposed to the nomination of Amaechi, who the current administration of Wike has accused of corruption.

“The majority of Nigerians also have in one voice kicked against Amaechi’s nomination and appointment as Minister of Transportation,” said Obuah.

“His appointment has put a question mark on the Buhari's war against corruption and has given Nigerians a clear picture that Buhari's war against corruption is targeted at perceived political enemies and opponents.”

- CAJ News


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