A public affairs analyst, David Sikpa, has declared that no amount of sponsored C
campaigns will derail the confidence President Muhammadu Buhari has on the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Sikpa disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday while reacting to the call by the leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Amaechi to resign from office over his presidential bid.
He said it was clear that the NYCN has allowed itself to be used by persons who feel threatened by the rising personality and giant performance of the Transportation Minister.
The public affairs analyst called on security agencies to investigate the activities of the youth body and its leadership to unmask those using them against the goodwill of the President Buhari-led administration.
Sikpa said: “The NYCN has never had any issue with the performance of Amaechi in office until he declared for the 2023 presidential election. Going through the statement, it could be seen by all Nigerian youths that the statement is one of hand of Esau, Voice of Jacob.
“It is clear that NYCN has allowed itself to be used by weak persons who feel threatened by the undaunting personality and giant performance by the Honourable Minister of Transportation.
“Nigerians including victims have not indicted the minister in anyway as his humanity was demonstrated when he immediately along with security agencies, visited the scene of the Kaduna train attack and commiserated with the victims.
“The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has confidence in the Honourable Minister of Transportation and no amount of sponsored campaign has and will derail that.
“Mr. Amaechi is a loyal subject of the president which every Nigerian knows and that earned him the traditional title ‘Dan Amanar Daura’ from Mr. President’s kinsmen which literally means ‘Trusted Son of Daura’.
“Rather than attack Amaechi aimlessly, the leadership of the NYSC should engage the minister on his achievements and his achievements and his experience and capacity to lead the nation.
“Let it be known and clear for all to see that the National Youth Council of Nigeria seems to be constituting itself as an enemy of the president by attempting to discredit the president and our gallant security agencies but pretending that its attack is on Amaechi.
“Security agencies should investigate the activities of the NYCN and its leadership to unmask who is using them against the goodwill of the President Buhari’s administration.”