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Oshiomole sacks Amaechi as DG Buhari 2019 campaign [Update]


The newly elected chairman of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Mr. Adams Oshiomole has sacked the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as the Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 campaign organisation.

Former Rivers State governor and Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi

ElombahNews gathered that Oshiomole replaced him with the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha


An aide to Owelle Rochas Okorocha has told Elombah News that the move was sequel to impressive crowd that attended the first major APC Southeast mega rally for President Muhammadu Buhari, organised by the Imo Governor.

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was “apparently impressed with the mammoth crowd that graced the event”, the aide stated.

He added that “the newly elected national Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress has given a clear indication that he would prefer to work with the Imo State governor, as the Director-general of President Buhari’s Campaign Organization instead of former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi who has been parading himself as such.”

He said that “Comrade Oshiomhole who is clearly focused on strengthening the Party and returning it to the masses for whom the Party was original envisioned was a special guest at the hugely successful mega rally for President Muhammadu Buhari, which was hosted in Owerri, the Imo State capital.”

Speaking during the rally, the former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress and immediate past governor of Edo State, praised the leadership and visionary credentials of the Imo State governor and encouraged him to continue to lead the way for Igbos to follow. He was accompanied to the mega rally by most members of the APC National Working Committee, including the National Organizing Secretary, Emma Ibediro, National Auditor, George Muoghalu and national vice Chairman, Southeast, Emma Eneukwu.

The former labor leader charged all members of the APC in the Southeast to dissolve into the leadership of Owelle Rochas Okorocha as he has shown sterling leadership qualities and credentials.

“The rejection of Rotimi Amaechi as DG of the President’s Campaign Organization may not be unconnected to the Transportation Minister’s several anti-democratic and anti-Party activities and utterances in recent times. Some commentators have also pointed out that the former Rivers governor has set himself as an embarrassment to the cooperate image of the Party and a disloyal appointee of the President and Commander in Chief, arguing that such a person cannot lead a successful campaign for the re-election of the President.

“Governor Rochas Okorocha on the other hand has married himself completely to the vision of the Party and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He has shown an undeniable readiness to sacrifice even his personal ambitions to ensure the overall success of the Party and the President.”

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