The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the trending leaked audio recordings alleged to be the voice of the Minister of Transportation and Director General of Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Atiku said that Amaechi has confirmed that voting President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office would be a mistake and would bring starvation to Nigerians.
Yesterday we reported about four different leaked audio recording alleged to be the voice of Amaechi conversating with journalists.
The tapes have been trending online, amid insinuations from supporters of the governing APC that they were doctored or heavily edited.
However, Atiku said in the recording, Amaechi confirmed that Nigeria “was beyond redemption because the country was yet to find a leader that can confront the enormous challenges facing it.”
Atiku quoted Amaechi in the recording as saying:
“This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere. When Magnus (Abe) was my Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless and he told me, Oga, stop it. This cannot be coming from a governor.“But two months in Abuja, Magnus came to meet me and said, I agree with you; this country is hopeless and helpless. All they do in Abuja is to share money.”
Atiku’s statement partly reads as follows:
“In apparent show of disbelief in the policies and programmes of the Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, the minister complained about the president’s penchant not to heed constructive advice and the fact that he does not read.
“Amaechi said ‘the president does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in the aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the president said what my business with goat sellers is?’
“Amaechi also said no President, in the history of Nigeria, has championed ethnicity and other primordial sentiments as President Buhari has done since assuming office about three and a half years ago.
“He said, aside other nepotistic tendencies that have become the hallmark of the administration, the president has instructed that the Transportation University being planned by the ministry be situated in his home town, Daura, Katsina State.
“Amaechi warned journalists present at the interaction that the information he was divulging to them was not for public consumption.”
Atiku went further to quote Amaechi as saying:
“These are not things you publish. If you publish it, you will never sit with me again. 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 the project (Transport University). That’s for the 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. But mine began abroad!”
The Four Amaechi’s Leaked Tapes
Amaechi said that Nigeria is hopeless and helpless, that the only way for the country to make progress is for “everybody to be killed”. (Read and listen to the audio HERE).
The minister was also heard describing President Buhari as a failure who has been unable to meet the expectations of various segments of the country. (Read and listen to the audio HERE).
He also that there would be a university in his village after the plans to build one in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, have been concluded. (Read and listen to the audio HERE).
Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan also released short audio online of Amaechi allegedly saying that President Muhammadu Buhari does not listen to complaints of Nigerians nor read comments concerning his administration. (Read read and listen to the audio HERE).