Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has endorsed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, calling on Nigerians to reject President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement recently, Amaechi disclosed; “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.”
He also spoke on President Buhari’s recent commissioning of the Zik Mausoleum in Anambra State.
“I was very close to Nnamdi Azikiwe 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.”