APC Presidential Primaries :Tinubu Loyalists Attack Amaechi Over  Vote Buying Allegation says  Comment in bad taste –

Former Minister of Transportation and runner up in the All Progressives Congress(APC) Presidential  primaries,Rotimi Amaechi  has come under heavy attacks from supporters and stakeholders  of the party over his latest comment .
The former Rivers State governor had made comment suggesting compromise on the part of delegates at the primaries which produced former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the party’s Flagbearer  for the 2023 General Elections.
Amaechi had further claimed that many of those who were induced with money have since regretted their action.

He made the controversial statement at an event to mark the 60th birthday of the General Overseer of Abundant Life Evangelical Mission, Eugene Ogu, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Saturday.

Condemning his outburst ,the Director-General of Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Adebayo Shittu, said he found the utterances of Amaechi unbelievable.

He said, “Who is regretting what? Can Amaechi isolate himself from those he claimed to have induced delegates for votes? He, just like other aspirants at the APC primaries, cannot point fingers at others without implicating themselves.

“What does he mean by delegates are regretting they collected bribes for votes? Is he indirectly saying the governors who brought them collected bribes and expressing regret too? I wish to have an opportunity to square up with him on this kind of issues.”

“Amaechi’s outburst, just like few other noticeable ones, were obviously done out of frustration. I understand that when one loses an election, one is bound to hold grudges. You can’t rule that out. After all, we are human beings and Nigerians,” he added.

The Ekiti State Coordinator of Tinubu Support Organisation, Gabriel Babalola, also took a swipe at Amaechi and wondered how a former minister believed he could win the battle for the APC presidential ticket without working hard for it.

“Before any of them could wake up, Asiwaju had gone from state to state, from one traditional ruler to another asking for their support.

“How many traditional rulers did Amaechi visit before the convention? How many states did he visit? He must have spoken out of frustration,” Babalola said.

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