'I Can Never Return To PDP' – Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has vowed to never return to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Rivers State governor dumped the PDP in November 2013 after months of a power tussle between him and the party’s leadership.
He defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with four other state governors to boost the chances of the then-opposition party for the 2015 general elections.
During an interview on Arise News Television on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Amaechi said he’ll never return to his former party.
Amaechi, the D-G of the President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid said the PDP doesn’t offer any alternative
“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,” he vowed.
Responding to the allegations of bias against President Buhari in his fight against corruption, and the fact that he and others in APC have been shielded from prosecution on corruption allegations, Amaechi said he is ready to submit himself to investigation any day, any time.
Amaechi said it was instructive that the first former governors to be sent to jail for corruption under this administration are APC members.
"The prominent persons that went to jail under this administration are APC members. Does it take anything away from the fact that the president does not defend anybody?" He asked.
When asked to comment on the crisis bedeviling the APC and the quizzing of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole by the Department of State Services (DSS), Amaechi said it showed that Buhari would not protect anyone.
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