Defection: Amaechi breaks the ice

The recent gale of defections have continued to elicit reactions and the most recent is from the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Fielding questions from journalists on Friday after inspecting the Itakpe-Warri rail line, he said the defection of some Senators from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not deter President Muhammadu Buhari from winning the 2019 presidential election.

Amaechi’s words; “Do you honestly believe that the president will lose an election in this country? Well, nobody is God, but that is one of his comfort zones. The next person that left, left from Bauchi, if you bring the President on a sick bed in Bauchi, he will win. He has never lost an election in Bauchi.

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“One thing about me in the political history of Nigeria, nobody has been in doubt on where I stand, one quality I have and Nigerians believe is that I’m honest. I never hid my feelings.

“Nigerians will certainly reject a second looting, Nigeria cannot survive another looting, call me all the rich men in Nigeria, everybody depends on government.

“Sixty per cent of Nigerian rich men depend on government. Only three years that they removed the breast milk, everybody is complaining,” he asserted.