APC National Convention: Ameachi Doles Out $10m To Support Sen. Abdullahi Adamu Candidacy

The Honourable Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, is allegedly on a spending spree to support his preferred candidate, Senator Abdullahi Adamu who is running for the office of the Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress.  Discreet information availed LeadingReporters revealed that the Minister is said to have so far availed a whopping sum of N600m as a ‘welcome package’ for All Progressive Congress delegates who are currently in Abuja for the ruling party’s national convention holding in Eagle Square. 

A discreet source who is in the know told LeadingReporters that the cash-spree is to ensure the emergence of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress party.

Amaechi is believed to be one of the presidential aspirants of the party who is believed to be seriously working from behind the scenes towards actualizing his presidential ambition.  

The source said that Amaechi is doing everything possible to ensure the emergence of the former Governor of Nasarawa State,  Senator Adamu Abdullahi, who by Amaechi’s calculation would aid him to seamlessly pick the party’s presidential ticket.

However, Amaechi loyalists and close associates still believe that erstwhile Governor of Rivers State has many hurdles to cross.  One of such huddles is said to be a criminal case leveled against him by Nyesom Wike-led Rivers State Government.  Wike has previously constituted a commission of inquiry to probe into the era of his predecessor.  The commission, after their investigation alleged that Rotimi Amaechi embezzled N96billion and criminally sold Rivers State property unilaterally when he served as Governor.  The Transport Minister was unable to stop the probe, using the instrumentality of the court.  The case is currently in Supreme Court of Nigeria. The apex court has fixed May 2 for hearing on the matter.

Another factor feared may clog the wheel of Amaechi’s presidential ambition borders on certain secret information linked to Amaechi, including a recorded audio tape where Amaechi was heard tongue-lashing President Muhammadu Buhari, and calling him unprintable names.  He was said to have shared very secret information regarding the President’s penchant for foreign loans. Although it was learned that Amaechi was able to suppress the spread of the tape, using a popular Auchi based clergy, there are indication that the information is already in the hands those who may use it as a political weapon come 2023.

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