Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation and former Rivers state Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will fire him if he is found to be guilty of corruption allegations.
Here are his exact words when speaking to the media
“And then whatever comes out of production, will be sold to the people at a cheaper cost. So basically, it has economic importance that would at the end of the day, impact on the socio-economic entities of Kaduna and Abuja.”
While answering questions on allegations of corruption leveled against him, the former speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly said: “You know I have said I several times, if I was to be the governor, and I have evidence against them, I would go to court.
“Okay, I’m at the court of appeal as former governor and I said ‘can I see the report that says I was indebted’? Till today, they’re not able to produce the report so the case is not able to go on because judges of the court of appeal say ‘we can’t go on except we see the documents to base our judgment on’. “Till today, Rivers State government is not able to produce the document. So if a man is corrupt, don’t go to radio and TV, produce the evidence.
“No Nigerian is thinking about it; oh Buhari should sack Governor Amaechi he’s corrupt, provide it, he doesn’t need to sack me. What will sack me is to provide the evidence in court; the president will have no choice but to relieve me of my position.” The ex-governor, however, refused comment on the peace talks with his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike. “No comments. No, no comments. This interview is about minister of transportation and nothing more,” Amaechi said.
“I served as governor for eight years. Let one person come forward and say Amaechi supervised the killing of somebody or hired political thugs to go and kill somebody or hired political thugs to disrupt a meeting,” Amaechi said. “From when I started politics in 1987 till now, I’m looking for the person. In all these madness going on in Rivers State, have you read anywhere in the newspaper where my name is mentioned about killings?
“First, I’m a Christian, I believe that only God can create human beings and if you take life, it is irreplaceable and there is no justification, whether political or religious or anything that can make you take life. If you do that, first, the law should come after you, secondly, your God should judge you,” the radical minister added.
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