Following the appointment of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation as the Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election campaign, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, in Abuja, demanded the immediate resignation of the minister, from the Federal Executive Council.
The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said the minister must face his new appointment and resign from his ministerial position, recalling that when as a serving Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih resigned when he was appointed to head the campaign of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He said, “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 organisation.
“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 further that Amaechi had already begun to function as the DG Campaign for Buhari second term, adding that, he already held meetings with some of the APC governors.
Ologbondiyan added, “Is it not instructive for Nigerians to now know that the APC has not the littlest agenda on governance for our people and do not have the interest of Nigerians at heart. They have shown that all they care for is their selfish political and pecuniary interests”.