Connect with us

News

I Was Chased Out Of Church As Governor Because I Was Supporting Buhari – Amaechi

Published

on

I Was Chased Out Of Church As Governor Because I Was Supporting Buhari - Amaechi 3

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has narrated how he was chased out of Christ the King Catholic Church in 2014 for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari, whom they alleged was trying to Islamise Nigeria.

Speaking at the valedictory Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House Abuja on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Amaechi jokingly thanked President Buhari for not converting him to Islam.

He also revealed how he has been attacked severally for associating with a President who many assumed was planning to Islamize Nigeria. Amaechi said:

“Mr. President, let me thank you for not converting me to Islam. I say that specifically because in 2014 when I walked into Christ the King Catholic Church, I was literally chased out of the church as a governor because I was accused of supporting a man whose agenda was to Islamise Nigeria.

“And in Rivers state they began to call me `Alhaji Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’. I thank you because they have dropped the `Alhaji’ and back to Mr Chibuike Amaechi.’’

Amaechi said some persons initially thought that the president would be an autocratic leader only for him to turn out to be an “extreme democrat”.

“I was told in the course of the campaign that you were autocratic and therefore you would not be democratic.

“Most of us are not happy that you have moved from your autocratic nature to an extreme democrat that everything puts to test of the people, to the extent that the people now feel that the only way things can go on in this country is by the rule of law.

“We all know that the rule of law is the beginning and the end of this government. Talking about the financial impunity that we saw before, people were making money without having any productive capacity for that,’’ he said.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

He Will Remain Governor - Nigerians Reacts To Tribunal Sacking Ademola Adeleke 6 He Will Remain Governor - Nigerians Reacts To Tribunal Sacking Ademola Adeleke 7
Politics1 hour ago

He Will Remain Governor – Nigerians Reacts To Tribunal Sacking Ademola Adeleke

Some Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the sacking of Governor Ademola Adeleke by the state Election Petition Tribunal on...

"My Husband Wants To Use Our Children For Money Ritual" - Divorce Seeking Woman Tells Court "My Husband Wants To Use Our Children For Money Ritual" - Divorce Seeking Woman Tells Court
Metro1 hour ago

“My Husband Wants To Use Our Children For Money Ritual” – Divorce Seeking Woman Tells Court

A middle-aged housewife, Mrs. Olawumi Olasemo has dragged her estranged husband, Wale Olasemo, before Ibadan’s Mapo Grade “A” Customary Court....

Catholic Priest, Kelvin Ugwu Addresses Women Who Wish To Be Ned Nwoko's Next Wife Catholic Priest, Kelvin Ugwu Addresses Women Who Wish To Be Ned Nwoko's Next Wife
Celebrities2 hours ago

Catholic Priest, Kelvin Ugwu Addresses Women Who Wish To Be Ned Nwoko’s Next Wife

A Catholic priest, Kelvin Ugwu has addressed women who wishes to be wives of billionaire businessman and politician, Ned Nwoko....

Governor Ademola Adeleke Suspends Osun Health Insurance, PHC Board Heads Governor Ademola Adeleke Suspends Osun Health Insurance, PHC Board Heads
Politics2 hours ago

I Told You Ademola Adeleke Is Temporary Governor – Adamu Garba Reacts To Sacking Of Osun Gov

A member of the Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, Adamu Garba has reacted to the Election Petition Tribunal judgement sacking...

Yeni Kuti Reveals Why Cheating Is Not A Deal Breaker In Relationship, Marriage [Video] Yeni Kuti Reveals Why Cheating Is Not A Deal Breaker In Relationship, Marriage [Video]
Celebrities2 hours ago

Yeni Kuti Reveals Why Cheating Is Not A Deal Breaker In Relationship, Marriage [Video]

Nigerian media personality, Yeni Kuti says that cheating is not a deal breaker in a relationship or marriage. The 61-year-old,...

"Living In US For Over Two Years Has Made Me Deeply Frustrated" - Actress Omotola Jalade Laments "Living In US For Over Two Years Has Made Me Deeply Frustrated" - Actress Omotola Jalade Laments
Entertainment3 hours ago

“Living In US For Over Two Years Has Made Me Deeply Frustrated” – Actress Omotola Jalade Laments

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has taken to social media to lament about the sufferings Nigerians are going through in...

Tribunal Sacks Ademola Adeleke As Osun Governor, Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return 8 Tribunal Sacks Ademola Adeleke As Osun Governor, Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return 9
News3 hours ago

Tribunal Sacks Ademola Adeleke As Osun Governor, Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the...

"I’m Now Ready To Tell The Truth” – IVD Says He Wants To Speak About The Death Of His Wife, Bimbo "I’m Now Ready To Tell The Truth” – IVD Says He Wants To Speak About The Death Of His Wife, Bimbo
Celebrities4 hours ago

“I’m Now Ready To Tell The Truth” – IVD Says He Wants To Speak About The Death Of His Wife, Bimbo

Celebrity car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD Autos, has expressed readiness to speak about the death of his wife,...

Nasarawa Governor Loses His 36-Year-Old Son, Hassan Sule Few Months After Wedding Nasarawa Governor Loses His 36-Year-Old Son, Hassan Sule Few Months After Wedding
News5 hours ago

Nasarawa Governor Loses His 36-Year-Old Son, Hassan Sule Few Months After Wedding

Hassan Sule, the eldest son of Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, is dead. The 36-year-old, who married his wife in...

Ooni Of Ife’s Wife, Queen Ashley Ogunwusi Invokes Gods To Give Her Twins [Video] Ooni Of Ife’s Wife, Queen Ashley Ogunwusi Invokes Gods To Give Her Twins [Video]
Celebrities5 hours ago

Ooni Of Ife’s Wife, Queen Ashley Ogunwusi Invokes Gods To Give Her Twins [Video]

Queen Ashley Ogunwusi, one of the wives of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has invoked the gods...

close