Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Peter Obi has said that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, lacks the political relevance to debate on which geo-political zone will produce the President in 2023.
This was in response to Amaechi’s assertion that the South East cannot demand for the presidency in 2023 because the region failed to vote for Buhari in the just concluded presidential election.
Peter Obi made his position known while addressing newsmen on Monday after a lecture/book presentation in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
He 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 25percent 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.”