Former governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, is in hot water following the emergence of an audio in which he could be heard mocking President Muhammadu Buhari and saying Nigeria was beyond redemption.
Amaechi, who is the director-general of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress in the audio released by former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokiri, said: “This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere.
“When Magnus (Abe) was my Secretary to the Rivers State Government, I told him this country was hopeless and helpless and he told me, ‘Oga, stop it. This cannot be coming from a governor.’ But two months later in Abuja, Magnus came to meet me and said, ‘I agree with you; this country is hopeless and helpless. All they do in Abuja is to share money.’
“The President does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in an aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the President said, ‘What is my business with goat sellers?”