Amaechi Declares Buhari Mentally Unfit …Endorses Atiku For President

President Muhammadu Buhari (2nd right), with Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike (left) and others at the Nigeria Air Base Airstrip in Port Harcourt, yesterday.

First Republic Minister of Aviation and only surviving Nigerian nationalist, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi says President Muhammadu Buhari is not in the right mental state to govern Nigeria.
Amaechi, who was one of the youngest ministers of the first republic, spoke to Journalists in his country home, Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, calling on all to reject Buhari and his party as voting for him may mean supporting the collapse of Nigeria.
The nationalist said he was speaking for other demised prominent nationalists of Nigeria, including; Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Obafemi Awolowo, Dennis Osadebay, Aminu Kanu, Herbert Macaulay, Nwafor Orizu and a host of others.
“He (Buhari) has neither the health nor mental capacity to rule Nigeria. As the very last surviving nationalist, freedom fighter and minister of the first republic still alive, I feel compelled to warn those who may be plotting to plunge the country into a major crisis that may threaten the very foundation of our federation.
“To the rest of fellow Nigerians, I say brace up and defend democracy and the federation itself. There is grave danger ahead. Those who destroyed democracy in 1983 are up again to deprive you of your fundamental rights.
“They don’t understand the language of democracy. From what they are doing to judiciary and legislature, other two arms of government, you can imagine what will happen if for any error they returned to Aso Rock. I call on the international community to help and expose the evil plans of a cabal who want to perpetuate themselves in power even if they lose the election as they are bound.”
Speaking on the light opposition that previously heralded the picking of Mr Peter Obi by AlhajiAtikuAbubakar as running mate, Amaechi said the opposition were borne out of jealousy, citing that all those opposed to Obi as the vice presidential candidate were merely doing so because they had hoped and positioned themselves as the running mate of the PDP candidate.
He also berated governors, especially that of Anambra, who are opposed to the emergence of PDP in the presidential election.
“Those are the people who will secretly take money to Buhari to support his reelection. They are saboteurs,” he said.
On claims by APC stalwarts in the Southeast that NnamdiAzikiwe would have joined the APC to be able to play in the centre if he was alive, Amaechi said such postulation was blatant falsehood.
“I was very close to NnamdiAzikiwe during his days in politics and remained close to him until death, and I can tell you that those people saying so are lying. Zik was a democrat and cannot support a feudal dictator like Buhari, and so we won’t support him.
“If you are talking about the commissioning if a mausoleum by Buhari in honour of Late Zik, I can tell you that is not honour at all to Zik.
“Even Ndigbo have been marked for the crudest manner of injustice and annihilation, their youths have been killed for no just cause. One of such is the IPOB. I call on the government to deposcribe them. It is primitive injustice to leave gun bearing Fulani Herdsmen and turn to kill IPOB because they are Igbos.”
On why he choose the PDP candidate for endorsement, the nationalist said Atiku has repeatedly given a clear assurance that he would restructure Nigeria and address the imbalance in the country against the Igbo.
Amaechi said, “He has also taken our brother Peter Obi as a running mate. I call on Ndigbo at home and everywhere in Nigeria to turn out in totality and vote for Atiku/Obi for president.
“Ndigbo should not mind a small band of mercenaries and Judases who went to Wuse market in Abuja, bought some red caps, adorned the caps and trouped to Aso Rock, spoke some sweet nonsense, received some greasy handshakes and sheepishly smiled home. They represent nobody but their treacherous selves.”
Meanwhile, over 100,000 Rivers people from the 23 local government areas of the state, last Monday, formally declared their endorsement of PDP Presidential Candidate, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to lead Nigeria out of the woods.
The Rivers people, who took over the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt and its environs, displayed several PDP campaign promotional materials, sang pro-Atiku and pro-Wike songs to emphasise their preference.
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike assured that Rivers people will vote for Atiku Abubakar, adding that Rivers people believe in the capacity of Atiku Abubakar to develop the country.
Wike said that PDP represents the light the country was craving for, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) was neck deep in darkness.
“APC is darkness and PDP is light. APC is dictatorship and PDP means freedom. Rivers people have chosen to vote light and freedom; hence all our votes are for the PDP. Rivers State is Atikulated”.
The former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia said the choice of Atiku Abubakar as PDP Presidential Candidate was divine, insisting that God has chosen Atiku Abubakar to solve the problems of Nigeria.
The Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said that Rivers people will vote 100 per cent for Atiku Abubakar.
Obuah said that rally was a rehearsal for the victory party after the election of Atiku Abubakar as the president of the country.
In his address, the PDP Presidential Candidate and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, assured that his incoming administration will address the infrastructural needs of Rivers State and the South-South.
He announced that the ports in Rivers State will be revived for the purpose of job creation, economic growth and the massive development of the state.
The PDP Presidential Candidate noted that the incoming administration will complete the East-West Road started by the Obasanjo/Atiku administration, but abandoned by the failed APC-led Federal Government.
Atiku Abubakar vowed to protect the constitution, saying he will uphold the rule of law, separation of powers and checks and balances.
“I will protect the constitution. I will not interfere with the National Assembly because I believe in the separation of powers. I will not interfere with the judiciary because I believe in checks and balances. I will uphold the rule of law”, he said.
He condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for preaching violence in Zamfara State.
“We are not going to allow anyone to knock our heads and make us fight in this country. We want peace, we want development, and we want jobs. We are not ready to fight ourselves again. Any leader who has come to instigate to fight, we will use our ballot papers to throw them out. Buhari must go”, he said.
Atiku Abubakar described Wike as a true leader and devoted politician who has transformed Rivers State and defended the survival of the PDP.
The former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan declared that Nigerians were working for the election of Atiku Abubakar because he has the capacity to lead the country out of its stagnation.
Jonathan said: “In 2015, I mentioned that the choice before Nigerians is either to move forward or backwards. Within the past four years, all the indices of development, we have not made progress in any of them.
“I believe that you all know that as a nation, we cannot continue to stay where we are. We believe that the only person that can get us out of the woods is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar”.
Jonathan said that Atiku will move Nigeria forward and will not discriminate against any section of the country, stressing that Atiku will treat all geo-political zones fairly.
The PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi said only Atiku Abubakar can restore the Niger Delta because he believes in restructuring.
Obi noted that Atiku Abubakar will create jobs and make the country to start working again.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki declared that Atiku Abubakar will develop Nigeria and drive away poverty, and urged Nigerians to defend their votes.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said despite the desperation of the APC, Buhari is heading to a woeful defeat because of his failure in governance.
He, however, stated that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike on the strength of his performance, will be re-elected for a second term.
Wife of the Presidential Candidate, Jennifer Atiku said Rivers people are fully Atilulated and would come out to vote Atiku Abubakar.
The Sokoto State Governor, Hon Aminu Tambuwal said that the North-West Zone has resolved to vote out failed President Muhammadu Buhari because he promotes prison yard democracy and retrogression.
Highpoint of the occasion was the formal withdrawal from the governorship race by 57 governorship candidates who endorsed the re-election of Wike.
Spokesman of the Governorship Candidates, Pastor Samuel Ihunwo said that their decision was premised on the outstanding performance of Wike.
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike received the governorship flag with the declaration that he will lead PDP to victory in the state.
Ace Musicians, Davido and Duncan Mighty thrilled the crowd with their songs.