Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation was heard in yet another audio recording expressing degrading comments about Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former River State governor leads the re-election bid Buhari as the director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, (PMBCO).
But the minister according to what was heard in the released audio recording seems to be working against his boss and party.
The recording was shared with the media by Phrank Shaibu, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign.
Atiku Abubakar, billionaire and former vice-president, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is the main challenger of President Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in next month’s presidential election.
The statement made allegedly made by Amaechi as heard in the audio depicts Buhari as a failure who has been unable to meet the expectations of various segments of the society, ending with a dismissal of Nigeria as a never-going-to-change hopeless nation.
The transcript of the recording reads: “These are not things you publish ooo. If you publish them, you will never sit with me any day.
“Three years of Buhari oo, everybody is crying, crying…pressmen are crying, farmers are crying, workers are crying, politicians are crying, students are crying, three years oo!
“The rate of poverty is very high. The people are hungry. Nigeria will never change!”
Newsheadline247 has not independently verified the recording.
The claims, particularly regarding expectations, expressed in the recording may be correct.
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