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Goodluck Jonathan Why Amaechi turned against ex-President - NDDC boss

Semenitari, who served as commissioner for information under Amaechi as the Rivers state governor, said her former boss turned against Jonathan to save Nigeria.

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The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC), Ibim Semenitari, has revealed why the now Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, opposed the re-election of former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Semenitari, who served as commissioner for information under Amaechi as the Rivers state governor, said her former boss turned against Jonathan to “save Nigeria from the brink”.

“Amaechi believed that Muhammadu Buhari had all it took to change the trajectory and envisioned that Nigeria was heading in a different direction," Semenitari told The Interview magazine.

“For him (Amaechi) having Buhari there was great for the integrity of the country and also to pull back the country from the brink.”

On whether Amaechi's ministerial appointment is his reward for his efforts in Buhari's race to Aso Rock, she said the former governor did not nurse the thought of any personal gains, noting that Amaechi's support for Buhari was purely in Nigeria's interest.

READ: ‘Nigerians desperate for pocket change,’ Amaechi says

Amaechi, who is a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and chairman of the governors’ forum, was one of the governors, who dumped the former ruling party to support Buhari's presidential ambition.

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