The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others, which it did not name, of allegedly exploiting the frail health of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite Nigerians, adding that Nigerians deserve better than a President on a sick bed. This is coming after the assertion by the Minister that President Buhari win some states in Nigeria even on sickbed.
The PDP said Amaechi and others in government “actually know that the President is sick” and that Buhari did not possess the mental ability to lead the country.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke to newsmen, asked Nigerians to insist on a healthy President in 2019.
He said, “If Amaechi could say that the President would win on a sickbed, then, he knows the health status of his principal. He knows that we have a sick leader who will not be able to give his maximum attention to the country.
“We don’t need such a man at this critical time. We need a President who will be able to work 24 hours and read all memos, stand at meetings and debate with people and the parliament. We don’t need a figurehead president that the likes of Amaechi are praying for.
“I know that people like him want a president they can deceive, who will not be on top of happenings in their ministries and in the country. They want a president who won’t watch television and who will not read newspapers. If that is what they want, they will meet their Waterloo in 2019.”
Secondus added that the battle ahead would be between what he called a desperate cabal and Nigerians whom he said: “will be desirous to get freed from the grip of the wicked.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the R-APC, Kassim Afegbua, said Nigerians deserved better than a President on a sickbed to provide leadership in the 21st century.
Afegbua said, “Unknown to Hon. Minister Amaechi, Nigerians do not want a man on sick bed, hence, there is a general consensus that this present leadership should quit.
“The country is terminally ill as a result of bad and ineffective leadership. Nigerians have been prevailing on the President to sit down and offer leadership, but he has been racking his brain.”
Meanwhile, the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and the Deputy Governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, have both defected from the APC to PDP. The PDP welcomed them to the party in a tweet on her official twitter handle.
“We welcome the Sokoto state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
@AWTambuwal, the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, other returnees and new members back to our Party, the PDP. Congratulations!”
Among others, Amaechi had hitherto predicted Tambuwal would defect from the APC, adding that Buhari would win Sokoto State without the governor in the APC.