Former governor of Rivers state and Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed the reason why he was against Goodluck Jonathan winning the elections in 2015.
According to Amaechi, former President Goodluck Jonathan gave him many offers to remain in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but he rejected them because he was not a tribalist.
At the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt where he received some political members who defected from the PDP to APC, Amaechi said he would soon return to the state to resume political activities.
He said despite the entreaties from Jonathan, he chose to work for the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari because he would never base his fight on tribal sentiments.
“Next year, we are starting prayer session. You know, when Goodluck fought us, he was not fighting me, he was fighting God, and I knew he would fail.
“Tell them, from next year, prayer will start. I will come to Port Harcourt like I used to come, and I will say this will happen, and it will happen.
“Let me tell you who I am: I do not drink. I have never tasted alcohol in my life. I don’t smoke. I am not tribalistic. Whether in Rivers State or in Nigeria, I am not tribalistic.
“If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me opportunity to remain in PDP. He offered me all sorts of opportunities, but I said that I had given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.” The minister stated.
The minister also said over 90 per cent of politicians in the state grew through him and commended the defectors for leaving the PDP.