By Favour Nnabugwu
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has Friday, said that the Federal government is aware the the Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal will soon leave the All Progressive Party, APC, over his Presidential ambition.
Amaechi while fielding questions from newsmen during the inspection of Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri project in Delta State, said the ruling party is not unmindful of Tambuwal’s ambition for President.
According to him, “No matter what you do, the governor of Sokoto will leave naturally because he had the ambition of being the president in 2019 and even if you take a chicken to him he will still leave. It is same with Kwara.”
“These are people you expect they will leave. They left with members of the National Assembly but they came from the areas that the President is very comfortable. Do you honestly believe that the President will lose election in Sokoto? It is one of his comfort zones, he added.”
He said no matter who leaves the ruling party at the end of the day, President Muhammad Buhari will still win. “The next persons that left are from Bauchi and if you bring the president on a sick bed in Bauchi he will win. He has never lost election in that state. If you bring him ion a sick bed in Kano, he will win. Well, that is being arrogant on our side..”
“Again, you will say that it happened during our time but we sold our candidate one year but they are doing it six months to the election. It was clear who will be APC candidate one year ahead of time.”
On the allegations that he is on the other side, he said: “One thing about me in the political history of Nigeria is that nobody has doubt where I stand. One quality I have is that Nigerians believe that I am honest and cannot hide my feelings.”