Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has reportedly said opinion is divided among delegates, who made possible Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential candidate aspiration.
Amaechi, himself an aspirant was in the list of those Tinubu defeated at the APC Presidential primary, a contest that was characterized by alleged vote-buying.
The former Minister on Sunday at an event to mark the 60th birthday of Eugene Ogu, General Overseer of Abundant Life Evangel Mission in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, reportedly claimed a section of delegates who voted for the ex-Lagos State governor are now regretting their action.
“Now ‘oh we made a mistake,’ ‘we didn’t make a mistake.’ We are hearing different things. Pray for the leadership of the country, but also pray that ordinary Nigerians choose the right person to govern,” SaharaReporters quoted Amaechi to have said.
The report also attributed a statement to the former Rivers Governor at the occasion in which he alluded to the APC Primary being for the highest bidder, “I don’t believe that is the solution to Nigeria’s problem — giving money. I hope you know. I give you N10 million now and when it finishes, what happens? The solution to Nigeria’s problem is that all of you must rise.
“God should save the ordinary Nigerian because they are the problem. Those who voted at the APC primary, who are they? The ordinary Nigerian. The small money they got solved their immediate problems.”