The Minister Of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said on Saturday that he isn’t a nepotic nor tribalistic man which is why he is no longer a PDP member despite the numerous offers he received from the former President of the Country Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Rotimi Amaechi who was the then governor of Rivers State at the time and came into power through the PDP, said he chose to work for President Muhammadu Buhari on grounds of trust and integrity and not choose his tribal linings over that.
Rotimi Amaechi stated this in Port Harcourt while receiving some politicians who defected from the PDP to the APC in the state.
Among those that defected were a former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Dr John Bazia; Chief Alabo Michael West, Chima Obinna and Chief Salvation Ezengwogwo.
Amaechi, who said he would resume prayer sessions on his concerns from 2021, noted that Jonathan fought him because he dumped the PDP for the APC.
“Next year, we are starting prayer sessions. You know, when Goodluck (Jonathan) fought us, he was not fighting me, he was fighting God and I knew he would fail.
“Tell them, from next year prayer will start. I will come to Port Harcourt like I used to and I will say this will happen and it will happen.
“Let me tell you who I am. I do not drink, I have never tasted alcohol in my life. I don’t smoke; I am not tribalistic. Whether in Rivers State or in Nigeria, I am not tribalistic.
‘If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me an opportunity to remain in the PDP, he offered me all sorts of opportunities and I said that I have given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.”
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