Following her disappearance at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and South-South leaders in Rivers State, the state’s Congress of All Progressives attacked Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
The party led by Igo Aguma said that the minister was at the Port Harcourt airport to receive the presidential delegation, escorted them to the Government House and disappeared.
The Federal Government held a meeting at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.
The absence of Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers State, provoked the ire of the Congress of All Progressives (APC) in the state, saying the Transportation Minister cannot justify his absence, which he called “regrettable.”
According to a statement by Livingston Wechie, the media adviser to its Interim Committee chairman Igo Aguma, the party demanded that Amaechi present an apology to the people of Rivers State and his party for his “disgraceful action.”
The statement added: “We condemn the absence of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation from the Southsouth stakeholder meeting with the Presidency that was held in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.”
The APC wondered why Amaechi was never part of such a crucial stakeholder meeting that has to do with the South-South geopolitical zone.
“The absence of the Minister of Transportation, who is supposedly the minister representing Rivers State in the federal cabinet is most regrettable, as there can be no justification for his non-participation.
“Amaechi’s action is evidence of the kind of divisive and selfish leadership he is giving to APC in the state that has the sole objective of destroying the party at all costs for his personal gain according to his votes,” he said.
The meeting was attended by the majority of the people designated by the president of the region and elected representatives.
Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the President’s Chief of Staff, led the presidential delegation made up of South-South ministers.