The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has replied to a statement credited to the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi that President Muhammadu Buhari can win in some core area in the northern part of the country even if he’s on the sickbed.
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said Nigerians doesn’t deserve a sick president in 2019.
The opposition party said Amaechi and others in government “actually know that the President is sick” and that Buhari did not possess the mental ability to lead the country.
It will be recalled that Amaechi while fielding questions on Friday from journalists after de-boarding a train during his inspection of Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri project in Delta State, said even if President Muhammadu Buhari is on sickbed he will win the election in 2019.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke to Punch Newspaper, asked Nigerians to insist on a healthy president in 2019.
He said, “If Amaechi could say that the President would win on a sickbed, then he knows the health status of his principal. He knows that we have a sick leader who will not be able to give his maximum attention to the country.
“We don’t need such a man at this critical time. We need a President who will be able to work 24 hours and read all memos, stand at meetings and debate with people and the parliament. We don’t need a figurehead president that the likes of Amaechi are praying for.
“I know that people like him want a president they can deceive, who will not be on top of happenings in their ministries and in the country. They want a president who won’t watch television and who will not read newspapers. If that is what they want, they will meet their Waterloo in 2019.”
Secondus added that the battle ahead would be between what he called a desperate cabal and Nigerians who he said “will be desirous to get freed from the grip of the wicked.”