The Minister of Transportation and Director General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has been accused of saying President Muhammadu Buhari is not a listening leader and does not care about anyone.
Audio tapes released by the campaign team of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to PREMIUM TIMES quoted Amaechi as having spoken on the country and the President and his style of governance.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the tapes were made available to it by the Special Assistant on Public Communication to Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu.
Shaibu said the tapes were from an informal interaction Amaechi had with newsmen.
The transcript of the first tape reads: “This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is if everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere, I swear.
“Even if you divide the country into 10, it will still not change. I’m not joking o. When Magnus (Abe) was my SSG, I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless.
“He said ‘Oga, stop it now. Coming from a governor, don’t be saying that. But two months in Abuja, Magnus said this country is hopeless and helpless. I said ‘why?’ He said, you are right, the only thing they do in Abuja is share money, they don’t work.”
The second tape said: “The president does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. The president doesn’t care. Does he read? He will read, he will laugh. He will say ‘come, come and see, they are abusing me here’.
“In fact, there was one case of somebody in Onitsha, a trader in Onitsha who couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah. And I was with Oga on the plane and the man was busy abusing Buhari. He said, ‘Amaechi, come, what is my business with Onitsha goat seller?’”