Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation/APC leader in Rivers State

(By Chris K. Amadi)-PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and Former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has said that the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi lacks the competence to talk about which geo-political zone will produce the President in 2023.

Speaking with newsmen after the lecture/book presentation in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in Port Harcourt on Monday, Peter Obi wondered why Amaechi who is not from South East would want to speak for the zone.

Obi said: “Amaechi is not from the South East, so he cannot speak for us. He is not in any position to make such statements because even him that is in APC, he did not contribute anything to the success of that election.

“He did not even achieve anything in his own state. Those of us from the South East who are from the PDP contributed to the success of our party”, adding that Amaechi is not competent to speak on the Presidency in 2023.

On the second term inauguration of Governor Wike, the former governor of Anambra State said that the Rivers State Governor has performed exceptionally well, as evidenced by his numerous projects.

He said:

“The lecture and book presentation elucidated the performance of the Rivers State Governor “.

On the growing insecurity in the country, Obi said the only way to achieve peace is for the Buhari Administration to unite the people and tackle insecurity headlong.

“Everybody has to be involved. The President has to work with the governors and the Governors should work with the local government councils. We are Nigerians. We have no other country, so everyone must be involved “, he said.

The PDP Vice Presidential Candidate said that the major way to end insecurity is to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths.

He said: “As Long as the youths remain unemployed, we have a crisis “.\

Meanwhile, reacting to criticisms of the position of Rt. Hon. Amaechi on the 2023 presidency as it affects the south east, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, one of the minister’s loyalists, said the former governor’s comment was being misunderstood.