The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers state chapter, has described the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as a saint who has no track record of corruption and indiscipline whatsoever.
The APC, in reaction to the call for Amaechi’s resignation by the Afenifere socio-cultural group, described the act as rascally, obnoxious and shameful of the group.
The party, which made its position known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday, October 29, by Peter Odike, asked Afenifere to get its facts right about the minister.
Odike said it was indeed Amaechi’s “impeccable character and discipline” that prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint him as Director-General of his presidential campaign organisation.
“This call (by Afenifere) is most rascally as it is obnoxious and indeed lacks any merit whatsoever. It is indeed very shameful that an organisation of the status of Afenifere would jump into such a questionable conclusion over a matter it does not have an iota of fact to prove,” said Odike.
“Afenifere should be reminded that the Honourable Minister of Transportation had served his state and Nigeria in several capacities, including serving as the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly for eight years during which he also serves as the chairman Conference of Speakers.
“In all his years of selfless, meritorious service to state and country, ex-governor Amaechi was also an embodiment of impeccable character, discipline, moral and pious disposition.
“The qualities persuaded President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to appoint him as the Director-General of presidential campaign organisation, a position in which he functioned effectively and delivered efficiently,” he added.