Ex-governor’s appointment as minister not a waste – Rivers APC

The Rivers APC made the comment on Sunday, November 16, 2015, via a statement released by Chairman, Eze Chukwuemeka.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has criticized the state branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for saying that the appointment of former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi as Minister of Transport was a waste.

The Rivers APC made the comment on Sunday, November 16, 2015, via a statement released by Chairman, Eze Chukwuemeka.

The statement reads:

“We unreservedly condemn this unwarranted attack on the Honourable Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, by Rivers PDP and take strong exception to the party’s description of Amaechi as a misfit.”

“Though Rivers PDP is well-known for the use of gutter and uncouth language, describing a Minister of the Federal Republic as a misfit evidently crosses the line and speaks volumes about the character of Rivers State PDP Leader, Chief Nyesome Wike, and his co-travellers in the doomed party.”

“We view this statement not only to be unfortunate but also a great disservice to Rivers state and Nigerians as a whole. Instead of this drowning party with her members mourning and apologising to Rivers people for wasting billions of naira on a failed plot to stop Amaechi’s ministerial appointment, the party is unrepentant issuing worthless and absurd statements that only serve to confirm that Wike’s PDP is the number one enemy of Rivers State and her people.”

“Amaechi is an achiever, and they believe in his ability to make a positive difference in the transport sector, including ensuring the completion of work on the Port Harcourt International Airport and other projects in the state abandoned by the sacked PDP federal administration of Goodluck Jonathan through the influence of Wike”.

Amaechi was sworn in and assigned the portfolio by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 11.


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