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I Pray Next Transport Minister Has My Kind Of Passion – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi who spoke on Friday ahead of the expected dissolution of Buhari’s cabinet to constitute a new one said he prays the next Transport Minister has his kind of passion. While it is believed that Amaechi who was the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Council would return as a minister, there are fears that many ministers might not form the next cabinet of President Buhari. The former Governor of Rivers State who was quick to add that his reappointment is the prerogative of the President who has the statutory power to appoint ministers, also told newsmen that he believed he had a responsibility given to him by the President to deliver the Lagos – Ibadan railway projects and he must do it passionately. Amaechi who recounted all he did as the Governor of Rivers State as he adde...

Amaechi Apologizes To Nigerians

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, apologized to Nigerians over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the 2019 general elections. Amaechi tendered the apology during the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in Ibadan, NAN reports. He said that the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) suspended the three months free train ride due to security and safety of passengers. “It was suspended by the Chinese and the excuse they gave me was that they cannot allow it run because of safety, since they have not completed the second line but they are almost through with it. “It is almost completed from Iju to Abeokuta. I want to apologise to Nigerians that they suspended it when they left the country, which I di...

Heavy Deployment Of Soldiers Good For Rivers People – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation who hosted a delegation of British High Commission to Nigeria at his residence in Port Harcourt, the capital, on Friday, stated that heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, the former Governor of Rivers State said that military personnel supporting other security agencies already on ground, the exercise would be more secure, thereby avoiding unnecessary loss of lives. Amaechi who further claimed that the elections of 2015 could not in any way be compared to the 2019 general elections in terms of security situation, added that the heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people. He said:- With the presence of the military in Rivers Sta...

Amaechi Speaks On Heavy Deployment To Rivers Ahead Of Elections.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the heavy deployment of soldiers in Rivers ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state is for the good of the people. According to him, with military personnel supporting other security agencies already on ground, the exercise would be more secure, thereby avoiding unnecessary loss of lives. Amaechi made the statement when a delegation of British High Commission to Nigeria paid him a visit at his residence in Port Harcourt, the capital, on Friday. He said, “With the presence of the military in Rivers State for Saturday’s elections, everybody, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party members are protected. They (military) will beef up security in the state.” The minist...

Breaking News: Rivers APC Adopts AAC Gov Candidate For Saturday’s Elections

According to a report by Punch Metro reports, the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has adopted the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, Awara Biokpomabo, for the March 9th governorship election in the state. The State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Finebone, confirmed this in a voice message made available to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. Biokpomabo is from the ancient kingdom of Kula in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. Recall that the APC in Rivers State will not field any candidate in the governorship election following a Federal High Court judgement that ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove the party from the ballot. It was gathered that the decision to back the AAC governorship candidate wa...

2019 Election: I Have Never Opened My Mouth To Abuse Goodluck Jonathan – Amaechi

The immediate past Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said that he had never abused former President Goodluck Jonathan. Amaechi said even when President Jonathan’s wife, Patience hijacked the security of Rivers State and superintended over it from her house, he (Amaechi) was still calm. Amaechi stated this in an interview with journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the weekend. The Minister said that Governor Nyesom Wike has everything working for him and superintends over security council, wondering what else the Governor could be looking for other than to accuse the APC in Rivers. Amaechi said, “There is a difference between boys and men. I never opened my mouth to abuse Goodluck, to threaten or tell the world, oh Goodluck is fa...

‘How INEC Is Working For PDP’- Amaechi Speaks

Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is working for the Peoples Democratic Party’s interest in the 2019 polls in Rivers. In a chat with journalists in his country home in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Amaechi said that the INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, was being loyal to Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers because he once served under him. Amaechi said: “An example that INEC is working for the PDP is a fact that there is a stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal. “Just because the INEC Chairman was Director of TETFUND under Wike as Minister of State for Education, he now chooses the Court order to implement and the one not to implement. “Obviously, he is trying to assist Wike become a second term governor on this election. We u...

2019 Election: Help Us Send A Psychiatrist To Evaluate Amaechi – Wike Begs Buhari

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to send a psychiatrist to “review the situation” of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation. Addressing non-indigenes of Rivers State at a campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, the Governor also expressed disappointment that the President would sit by and allow Amaechi to threaten violence during a campaign rally. He, however, denied having a hand in the crisis affecting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and debunked the claim that he negotiated a second term as governor with the President. He said: “If I am their problem, why should I be negotiating with the President? It is utter rubbish. It is totally untrue. The President should help us bring a psychiatrist to review the s...

2019 Presidency: If You’re Hungry, Blame PDP – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday admitted that Nigerians are hungry under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Amaechi, who is the Director General of the Buhari campaign organization said that while the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Nigerians are hungry, members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are growing fatter. He made the remark during the APC Presidential campaign rally in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital. The former Governor of Rivers State alleged that the PDP made their money through stealing. Amaechi also charged Nigerians to question his successor in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike to disclose how he made his money. He said: “We are hungry, we are growing slim but PDP is growing fatter, let me tell you how they made their mon...

Amaechi Reveals The Amount Of Money Jonathan Left In Government Coffers

Former President Goodluck Jonathan left only $2.5 billion in the coffers of the federal government when he left government in 2015, the Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. He emphasised that the corruption allegedly perpetrated by the immediate past administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was traceable to the current harsh economy in the country. Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state also revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $68bn while in office. He expressed concern on why Jonathan could leave $2.5bn for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, alleging that the Jonathan’s government ruined the nation’s economy through corruption. Amaechi spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital during th...

Amaechi Challenges Peter Obi To Public Debate

Rotimi Amaechi has challenged Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a public debate. Amaechi who is the director general of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), said Peter Obi lied about infrastructure and transportation while fielding questions from Kadaria Ahmed on the presidential town hall-style debate. He made this known while speaking at Kano state on Friday. He said; “I need to address some important issues, I’m addressing Nigerians, not just Kano indigenes; I speak today as a Catholic Christian. I speak with responsibility as a former governor of Rivers state, and former chairman of the governors’ forum. “I have told my friend and my former deputy, his excellency Peter Obi, that the moment you climb the...

“How Rotimi Amaechi Created Problem For Me In South-East” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, created a serious problem for him when he pledged to construct a railway linking the South-East zone to the Northern part of Nigeria. Buhari made the disclosure during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Enugu, on Thursday. He lamented that fulfilling the promise Amaechi made would be difficult. Buhari, however, said he would try his best to convince the Federal Executive Council members to approve the project. He said: “Amaechi has made you people a promise and I don’t know how to fulfil it. But I can see how I will fulfil it by getting the Federal Executive Council members to approve it.” The president said the promise Amaechi made was not presented to the FEC, adding th...

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