by ADEOLA RAJI
Yet another audio clip of Rotimi Amaechi, Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation, has surfaced in which the embattled Minister of Transport allegedly describes Lagos as a ‘glorified village’.
According to the audio tape which was released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amaechi said there was very little infrastructure in Lagos, especially water and roads, while lamenting the spate of traffic jams in the state.
The Elite Times reports that Reno Omokri had earlier this week leaked a video where the embattled Minister was allegedly insulting President Buhari, noting that his three years governance was characterized by increased poverty and hunger.
The Minister’s burst out linked the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has controlled Lagos for 20 years through AD, AC, and ACN; the Co-chair of President Buhari’s Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; fellow cabinet minister, Babatunde Fashola; both of who governed the state for 16 years combined.
Amaechi said in the new audio: “I live in Abuja, tell me where else we have infrastructure. Lagos is a glorified village. The only difference between Lagos and other cities is the fact that business is in Lagos, everybody is there doing business, so you can at least have food.”
“If not, tell me what else you have in Lagos? 1,000 plus megawatts. That’s all. That’s what you have. What else do you have? No water, there are no roads. The reason why you meet traffic jams in Lagos is because there are no roads.”