According to Support NEW 2015, a political organisation, following the recent appointments by President Buhari, the former governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon. Rotimi
Amaechi was in Port-Harcourt on Saturday for a crucial meeting with the Rivers APC caucus, to chart a way forward for the members of the party.
[Photo: Rotimi Amaechi in Port-Harcourt]
Mr. Amaechi, while lamenting said “I called you here, to brief you on the happenings in the party. Dakuku can confirm some of the things I will share with you. First, I thank you all for your support especially at these trying times.
“You all know the level of financial support and invaluable time I put, in ensuring that President Buhari wins both the party primary and the presidential election. All that were done because of what the President promised me.
“The President promised me the position of the secretary to government of the federation (SGF) in the presence of his wife, the day they came to ask for my support, in preparation to the party primaries. And based on the president’s promise, I withdrew my support for Kwankwaso.
“And today Kwankwaso sees me as his enemy. Dakuku can confirm that. I don’t know what I did to Tinubu. I have begged him both in private and before other party members. Yet, he has decided to hunt me down.
“What you see playing out today in our party, is not regional politics, but politics of the different parties and groups that make up the APC. Tinubu is seriously accusing me of being behind what played out in the National Assembly.
“The dummy he sold to the President, was that the PDP group in the APC have taken the Senate President and Speaker House of Representatives. And the President has bought Tinubu’s dummy, and he is angry with the PDP group in the APC.
“The President believes, that I have polarised the APC along party lines, and therefore he (Buhari ) will also make his appointments along his party the CPC.
“Now, the only option we have is to recruit the media, to paint the President in bad light, as regards his lopsided appointments.
“We believe when we hit him from different angles he will balance his appointments. We have already involved Arewa youths and some other groups and individuals.
“Some will be on TV to highlight this injustice meted against us by President Buhari. I feel deeply betrayed by the President’s action. I’m still learning people. “