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Why I opposed reapportionment of Prof Yakubu – Amaechi
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Sun, 19 Mar 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Immediate past Minister of Transportation and APC Presidential aspirants for the party primary election Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that the person who nominated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the camp of the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

In a viral video obtained by CEOAFRICA source , Amaechi a former two-term governor of Rivers State who contested the presidential primary alongside Tinubu in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also said he was one of those who opposed the reappointment of the INEC Chairman by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In his words “I am not the president. I have spoken with everybody concerned before the election. There are those of us who opposed the reappointment of Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman. The person who nominated him for the appointment is a member of Tinubu’s camp. So what are you expecting? Success?”

Also speaking on the election in Rivers state, Amaechi said “Here in Rivers states, Mahmood worked under Wike as Executive Secretary of TETFUND”.

When contacted by our correspondent, Amaechi confirmed that he actually made the statement.



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