Barely 48 hours after appointing him as Director General of the Buhari campaign organization for the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked Transport minister Rotimi Amaechi to vacate his position as the nation’s minister of transport.
The PDP in a statement also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
“If the APC has any strand of dignity, then Amaechi must resign as the Minister of Transportation having been appointed and already functioning as the DG of President Buhari’s Campaign.
“Under the constitution of Nigeria, Mr. Amaechi cannot combine the job of a minister of the Federal Republic with another responsibility such as the DG of a campaign organization.
“Amaechi’s action in accepting the job while still holding office as minister is in clear breach of the oath of office and the oath of allegiance which he swore in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
“He should therefore resign his office as minister with immediate effect,” the opposition party said.
Although Buhari has not made his reelection bid public, there are indications that the president seeks to remain in office till 2023.
To project Buhari, the minister, who governed Rivers state between 2007 and 2015, descended heavily on former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last presidential election, creating an inroad for the APC.
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