The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for saying corruption will return to the country if President Muhammadu Buhari is voted out by Nigerians in 2019.
The party asked the minister to face his “luckless task of marketing a bad product,” and stop appropriating sainthood to anyone solely because of partisan solidarity.
Amaechi had recently declared that corruption would return to the polity if President Muhammadu Buhari was not returned to office in 2019.
But the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja on Friday said Amaechi ought to know that “the Buhari administration is swimming in an ocean of corruption.”
Ologbondiyan challenged the former Rivers State governor to name one corrupt person in the PDP.
He maintained that many of the officials in the President’s administration including former state governors, who he alleged looted their states, but are now “being protected” by the Buhari administration were formally of PDP.
He said, “It is unfortunate that Amaechi and others like him are yet to come to terms with the fact that Nigerians now know that the APC deceived them into believing that they were saints.
“Amaechi’s approach is typical of an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product who must engage in a shouting bout to gratify his desperate paymasters.
“By trying to re-enact the outworn APC propaganda of tagging others as corrupt while vainly posturing as saints, the campaign director has not only exposed their disdain for Nigerians but also the fact that the Presidency and the APC are now mortally afraid of the repositioned and re-oriented PDP ahead of the general elections.”