Speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday, Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who was the former director of campaign for President Buhari in the 2015 election, disclosed that Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if Buhari and APC loses in 2019.
According to the former Governor of Rivers State, though there’s been mistakes, no human being is above making mistakes.
For any reason we lose election, you the young ones are taking yourselves and Nigeria 10 steps backwards because the elites who left to through PDP are waiting in the wind. Are we perfect? No. No human is perfect. Are there mistakes? Yes. There is no human being who doesn’t make mistake. Are we on course? Yes. Are the challenges daunting? Yes. Are we going to overcome them? Yes.
I hope Nigerians remember that by the time we came, we were borrowing money to pay salaries. I hope you people remember that we are not paying money to pay salaries, we are using our money. If we are not borrowing to pay salaries, it means we are generating our own money. I hope Nigerians remember under the past government oil was at 110, 120. But when we came oil was $58. The highest that we have gotten is the mistake that happened in the last two weeks that it rose to 70 or 80 after one day it came down to 50-something, instantly.” he said
Rotimi Amaechi also lamented that corruption will bounce back if President Buhari is voted out;
“Let me tell you, if we don’t win, corruption will come back automatically,” he said. “Nobody will beg it.”
He said members of his former party, which is now the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, have been “hungry” for four years because they are out of power.
“They have been out for four years and they have never been out of government before; PDP never left government, so now they are hungry. Not hungry for power, in fact if you tell them that I want to keep power and I will give you money, they will say take power and give us the money,” he said.