By Chuka Callys Mbamaluh.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has described insunations in certain quarters that the Minister of Transportation,Rt.Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi would be sacked as a daydream and figment of the imagination of the purveyors of the misleading tale.
Chief Eze,a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congresses(APC) said those spreading the wicked and malicious rumour were the architects at the Center behind the crisis that bedevilled the Rivers State Chapter of the APC that eventually cost the Party the 2015 and 2019 general elections.
“Inconsequential, as it may seem, those recent paradoxical and absurdic statements credited to the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, against the personality of the Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, calls for a serious concern.”
“Igbokwe had ranted that the Hon. Minister of Transportation and South-South Leader of the APC, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, may be dropped by President Muhammadu Buhari, if he fails to stop the Rivers State chapter of the ruing All Progressives Congress (APC) “from embarrassing APC Nigeria”,he said.
Furthermore, Igbokwe said, “He (Amaechi) may be compelled to drop his position if he cannot call you fake APC members to order even when you could not deliver a single Counselor in that due selfish sense of superiority and imposing some fake and inordinate power you do not have”
“It is this kind of political stupidity that led Governor Nyesom Wike to dislodge you fake Buharists in Rivers. Meaningless bravado, selfishness, self importance, hustling tendencies with nothing to put on the table is the real problem. Too much noise from Rivers”. Joe Igbokwe added.
Chief Eze,former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) described the comment as a “mere balderdash emanating from a political whippersnapper in an attempt to engage in an undue bandy.”
The Party Chieftain in a statement available to media houses including Themeteornews, wondered when Igbokwe took up an appointment as a Presidential Spokesman. He cautioned the Lagos APC Chieftain to pay a more detailed attention and channel his energy to his primary assignment of cleaning up dirty drainages in Lagos and stop being a busybody.
The Party Chief said there was more to the political drama that was displayed in Rivers State during the 2019 elections than ordinary eyes could see. He said national forces from within and outside the APC fueled the crisis in a bid to weaken and pull down the Transportation Minister given his towing and intimidating political profile in Nigerian politics.
He said Rivers State APC has found the path of peace with the new State Executive Committee under the leadership of Dr. Davies Sokonte, following the adoption of more pragmatic approaches towards solving the problems within the Party.
Chief Eze reminded Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he once acknowledged Rt. Hon.Amaechi as the General of the Commonsense Revolution that swept off PDP from power besides for a man to have led President Buhari’s Campaign Organization on two occasions and succeeded becoming the first African to achieve that and for a nobody like Joe Igbokwe to use unkind words on him shows how frustrated he has become and probably to create a rift between you and Amaechi.”
On the crisis currently ravaging the APC at the Centre and in some States, “Nigerians are not deceived as the ambition of one man is the fire tearing down the party but God will help us to rescue our Party from such ’emperoristic’ forces.”
Eze assured Tinubu that any “further attack on the person and personality of Amaechi will be resisted as we will not allow the likes of Joe Igbokwe or whatever he represents to bring down Amaechi that ThisDay Newspapers presented as the Minister of the Decade.“
He said President Mohammadu Buhari and indeed, all well meaning Nigerians have continued to commend Amaechi for his style of service delivery which has translated into a massive development in rail infrastructure as a critical element of economic development and job creation.
” Rt. Hon. Amaechi remains an iconic political heavyweight to reckon with in the politics of Nigeria given his numerous achievements and track records in public service.”
He therefore,called on Tinubu, “to tame Igbokwe and tone down his barbaric wildness in the public space, stressing that Rt. Hon. Amaechi has earned much respect and public confidence in leadership and should be reasonably shielded from vituperative tantrums.”