The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is demanding the immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, from the Federal Executive Council.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said its demand is hinged on the alleged appointment of Amaechi as the director general of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign.
The party alleged that the Transport minister has already resumed duties as the DG for the president’s second term campaign, and added that Amaechi had already held meetings with some of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The PDP recalled that when Chief Tony Anenih, as a serving minister of Works, was appointed to head the campaign of then President Olusegun Obasanjo, he resigned from his appointment.
“In the Nigerian constitution, Amaechi cannot combine the job of a minister of the Federal Republic with another responsibility, such as the DG of a campaign organisation…”