The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) after months of a power tussle between him and the party’s leadership, has vowed never to return back to the opposition party PDP.
The minister made this statement during an interview on Arise News Television on Thursday, November 15, 2018, He said:
“I’m no longer in PDP. People should leave me alone now, I don’t want to go back to PDP. I’ll never return to PDP. Mark my words. I remain in APC.”
Despite the minister’s apparently strong commitment to the ruling party, it’s not rare to see Nigerian politicians walk back on their words to jump parties. In fact, seven months before he dumped the PDP, Amaechi had vowed he would not jump ship.
According to Pulse, in April 2013, he said:
“I am still in the PDP. I am a member of the PDP. PDP is the only national party in the country for now. Why will one want to leave a national party and go to another party?”