PDP asks Amaechi to resign as transport minister

Rotimi Amaechi

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to resign his portfolio as he was said to have been appointed Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari”s second term ‎campaign.

PDP in a statement also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.

“If the APC has any strand of dignity, then Amaechi must resign as the Minister of Transportation having been appointed and already functioning as the DG of President Buhari’s Campaign.

“Under the constitution of Nigeria, Mr. Amaechi cannot combine the job of a minister of the Federal Republic with another responsibility such as the DG of a campaign organization.

“Amaechi’s action in accepting the job while still holding office as minister is in clear breach of the oath of office and the oath of allegiance which he swore in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

“He should therefore resign his office as minister with immediate effect,” the opposition party said.  

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