Why Amaechi Has Been Silent After Losing APC Presidential Ticket to Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka, has explained why Rotimi Amaechi, the former minister of transportation has gone under the radar.

Speaking during an interview with The Punch newspaper, Chukwuemeka disclosed that Amaechi has been busy with studies at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and just finished his exams.



The APC chieftain, however, assured that Amaechi would soon start commenting on the nation’s political affairs and Nigerians would get to hear from him again very soon.

Responding to a question on why the former minister has been quiet to Rivers state crisis and national politics after losing the APC presidential primary to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chukwuemeka said:

“Let us exercise a little patience as Amaechi will soon address the nation. “The former minister has been preoccupied with studies at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja. He just finished his Bar Part ll Exams.

“So Nigerians will begin to hear from him from time to time. I know a lot of people are waiting for him for direction. Let’s keep faith.”

Earlier, the Former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi revealed that several media houses had approached him to talk on several issues but declined on the instructions of his publicist.

Speaking at a public event in Abuja on Friday, Amaechi also said, “Nothing new to say” because Nigerians don’t react to issues.

The former governor of Rivers state reiterated that nothing bothers Nigerians, even in the face of the truth, and he would not waste his time deliberating and talking about these issues.

Amaechi also recounted his ordeals from the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

He said: “If I was killed, what will happen? Nothing! So, what did I choose? I choose to stay in my house quietly. I chose not to speak again because there’s nothing to say because Nigerians would do absolutely nothing.”

Giving an analogy of the critical state of Nigeria, Amaechi stated that an innocent person could be picked up by the authorities and locked up in jail for nothing, and Nigerians would say nothing about it.

“The greatest fear I have is being found in prison for nothing and you could be found in prison for doing nothing” he said.

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