A former Minister of Transportation and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Amaechi has been slammed over his assertion on Monday insisting that the end result of the All Progressives Congress presidential primaries was influenced by delegates who have been bribed.
Amaechi additionally claimed that the stated delegates have been now regretting their choice.
Reacting to his assertion, some APC supporters and get together chieftains berated the previous governor, insisting that his claims come from a spot of frustration after shedding within the primaries.
Director-Basic of Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation, Adebayo Shittu, stated he discovered the utterances of Amaechi unbelievable.
He stated, “Who’s regretting what? Can Amaechi isolate himself from these he claimed to have induced delegates for votes? He, similar to different aspirants on the APC primaries, can not level fingers at others with out implicating themselves.
“What does he imply by delegates are regretting they collected bribes for votes? Is he not directly saying the governors who introduced them collected bribes and expressing remorse too? I want to have a chance to sq. up with him on this type of points.”
“Amaechi’s outburst, similar to few different noticeable ones, have been clearly achieved out of frustration. I perceive that when one loses an election, one is sure to carry grudges. You may’t rule that out. In any case, we’re human beings and Nigerians.
The Ekiti State Coordinator of Tinubu Help Organisation, Gabriel Babalola additionally condemned Amaechi’s assertion, explaining that Tinubu labored arduous for his success on the primaries.
“Earlier than any of them may get up, Asiwaju had gone from state to state, from one conventional ruler to a different asking for his or her assist.
“What number of conventional rulers did Amaechi go to earlier than the conference? What number of states did he go to? He should have spoken out of frustration,” Babalola stated.
Nonetheless, certainly one of Amaechi’s allies and a chieftain of the APC, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze stated that Tinubu’s supporters have been making a mountain out of a molehill, noting that the previous minister neither talked about Tinubu nor named any politician and puzzled why he attracted pointless criticism from his males.
“Did Amaechi point out anyone’s title when he made that assertion? So if Tinubu’s individuals really feel that they’re the responsible, it is rather unlucky.
“Everyone noticed what occurred on that day, and even a lot of the delegates confirmed that they got cash to vote,” he stated.