The Minister of Transportation and the Director General of the President Buhari Campaign Organisation has lost faith in the ability of President Buhari to transform Nigeria.
This was the sentiment he expressed in audio released to IPN by Phrank Shaibu, an aide to Atiku Abubakar, Buhari’s main opponent in the presidential election to be held this year.
In the first audio, the Minister could be heard saying that President Buhari doesn’t care about ordinary Nigerians especially of the goat sellers variety. Amaechi expressed the sentiment that the president is clueless, doesn’t read and do not understand the correlation of the acts of his office and how it affects the purchasing powers of the Nigerian.
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In the second audio, Amaechi took a swipe at the direction Nigeria is going under the Government of Buhari. He expressed the view that the Government he supports is wasting its time and is incapble of changing Nigeria for the beter so much so that the only way to change the country is to kill everybody first.
Listen to the second audio here:
Read the transcript of the second audio here:
This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is if everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere, I swear.“Even if you divide the country into 10, it will still not change. I’m not joking o. When Magnus (Abe) was my SSG, I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless. He said ‘Oga, stop it now. Coming from a governor, don’t be saying that. But two months in Abuja, Magnus said this country is hopeless and helpless. I said ‘why?’ He said, you are right, the only thing they do in Abuja
The third audio was about outdoing Buhari in provincialism in decision making. According to Amaechi, since the President plans to build a university in Daura, irrespective of whether it serves the national interest of Nigeria, he has no choice but to follow the president’s footsteps by making sure the next university would be built at Ubima in Ikwerre Local Govermnt in Rivers State.
Listen to the third audio here:
Read the transcript of the third audio here:
“I have already written to the governor of Katsina state and I don’t know why he has not replied to give us the land in Daura for a university in Daura. The next university would be in my village. There is a popular saying while we were growing up, that charity begins at home. Will my own begin abroad? R
David Iyiofor, spokesman of the minister, could not be reached for comments as of the time this report was filed. He neither answered calls nor responded to a text message sent.
Commenting on the audio, Shaibu asked Nigerians to vote against Buhari in the forthcoming election.
He said a vote for the president “is a vote for stagnation”, asking Buhari to “quit honourably instead of wasting tax payers monies on his reelection bid”.
“The truth is that, the other day, the President confessed that the economy had collapsed under his watch. On another occasion , the wife confessed to the fact that, the canal and not her dearest husband, President Buhari was in charge of the country and now, the director-general of his re-election campaign has confessed to the lack of capacity of President Buhari and the dismal failure of hid administration,” he said in a statement.
“The truth is, the president has established a record of failures which probably no other President would ever equal or erase. Mrs Aishat Buhari was partially correct when she stated that two people are preventing her husband from performing well. With this audio tape, if the two don’t include her husband then she is not completely being truthful.”