Peter Obi and Rotimi Amaechi.
The Vice Presidential Candidate on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has cautioned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi from making unsubstantiated remarks about the 2023 presidential election.
Obi said that Amaechi lacks the competence to talk about which geo-political zone will produce the President in 2023 because he lacks political relevance in Rivers State.
It will be recalled that Amaechi said it would be difficult for Igbos to produce the next president in 2023 because they refused to vote massively for President Mohammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.
Addressing journalists after the lecture/book presentation in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt on Monday, Peter Obi wondered why Amaechi who is not from South East would want to speak for the zone.
Flanked by Senator Uche Ekwunife and Senator-Elect, Sandy Onoh, Obi said: “Amaechi is not from the South East, so he cannot speak for us.
“He is not in any position to make such statements because even him that is in APC, he did not contribute anything to the success of that election.
“He did not even achieve anything in his own state. Those of us from the South East who are from the PDP contributed to the success of our party”.
The Former Anambra State Governor added: “For example, PDP in my state got 95 percent. They (APC) didn’t even get 25 percent in Rivers State. So, he is not competent to speak on the Presidency in 2023”.
On the second term inauguration of Governor Wike, he said that the Rivers State Governor has performed exceptionally well, as evidenced by his numerous projects.
He said: “What is happening in Rivers State is that every area has seen very visible improvement. He has done very well.
“The lecture and book presentation elucidated the performance of the Rivers State Governor “.
On the growing insecurity in the country, Obi said the only way to achieve peace is for the Buhari Administration to unite the people and tackle insecurity headlong.
“Everybody has to be involved. The President has to work with the governors and the Governors should work with the local government councils. We are Nigerians. We have no other country, so everyone must be involved “, he said.
The PDP Vice Presidential Candidate said that the major way to end insecurity is to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths.
He said: “As Long as the youths remain unemployed, we have a crisis “.
The Former Anambra State Governor said that INEC should be made to be independent, so that they can work without favouring any group.