Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation and the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, has told Nigerians complaining about hunger in the land that he himself is hungry.
Speaking at a rally in Bauchi on Saturday, Amaechi said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party caused the hunger in the land by stealing money from the nation’s purse while in power.
He urged Nigerians to demand that the PDP return the nation’s stolen money as opposition are also broke and hungry.
He said that was why the party wanted to return to power by all means.
Amaechi said, “I was speaking to my friend from the other divide and he said you are hungry, I said ‘yes, if they did not steal the money they stole, you would have had enough food.’
“The money they stole is what is making me hungry. Tell them, to bring the money.
“The PDP stole $2bn to prosecute 2015 elections but we still defeated them. They are broke, they are hungry and they want to come back to steal.
“The PDP members know that they are broke and because of that, they are looking for cheap source of funds.
“When they say there is no food, they want to steal money and they cannot do that because the President has said that public money is not for any individual.”
The minister of transportation wondered what the PDP did with the money it got for 16 years when oil was $114 per barrel.
He claimed that when the PDP was in power, he could not sleep with his two eyes closed even in the Rivers State Government House allegedly because of security challenges.
He said the situation had changed under Buhari.
The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said President Muhammadu Buhari knew how to catch thieves “and that is why the thieves have all gone to the PDP but even if they go to the PDP, they must be arrested.”