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2019: PDP calls for Amaechi’s resignation

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the resignation of Rotimi Amaechi as Minister for Transport.
According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan, and made available to NGHUBS, the call was based on the fact that the former Rivers State governor has been appointed DG of President Buhari’s campaign.

The party stated that Amaechi, perhaps in his desperation for recognition, has already began to function in the capacity as mobilizer for Buhari’s second term, adding that, he had already held meetings with some of the governors elected on the platform of the APC.
The statement read

“If APC has any strand of dignity, then Amaechi must resign as the Minister of Transportation having been appointed and already functioning as the DG of President Buhari’s Campaign.

“Under the constitution of Nigeria, Mr. Amaechi cannot combine the job of a Minister of the Federal Republic with another responsibility such as the DG of a campaign organization.

“Amaechi’s action in accepting the job while still holding office as Minister is in clear breach of the oath of office and the oath of allegiance which he swore in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). He should therefore resign his office as minister with immediate effect,” he said

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