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2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:14am On Jul 01
...Asiwaju tells ex-Rivers governor to resign How President upturned Imo congress

Abimbola Akosile

Less than a week after the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its national convention amid deep disaffection, a fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the party. Some governors in conjunction with a former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as well as some top security officers are alleged to have commenced moves against the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, principally to replace him as Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign. This development is said to be connected to scheming ahead of the 2023 presidential run.

Many party members see the emerging situation as a huge challenge for the new leadership of the party under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

While the power play in the APC assumed a new dimension, details of how President Muhammadu Buhari intervened in the recent crisis that rocked the Imo State chapter of the party emerged at the weekend. There was growing discontent as members rejected the president’s seemingly coercive intervention.

THISDAY gathered from impeccable sources at the weekend that the plot to displace Amaechi as the campaign DG had been on long before the national convention but was kept under wraps till after the exercise, as some of the actors had waited to see how the convention would pan out.

One of the reasons Amaechi is being opposed, according to the sources, is that many APC leaders feel he has a presidential ambition in 2023 and that the platform could put him in a vantage position by fortifying his ambition with vital contacts and network.

Although some of the northern governors, who ordinarily are Amaechi’s friends, are believed not to be averse to his ambition, if established to be true, they are said to nurse reservations about his closeness to el-Rufai. The relationship is being interpreted to mean that the Kaduna governor might be Amaechi’s favourite candidate as running mate in the event that he chooses to run in 2023. This is alleged to be why Tinubu is moving fast to oust Amaechi as the campaign DG. The former Lagos State governor has never hidden his interest in the country’s top job. He has taken steps to rally northern governors by dangling the running mate ticket before them, without showing preference for anyone for now.

The northern governors are believed to see their chances brighter with Tinubu than Amaechi, who they feel might have settled for el-Rufai.

The move against Amaechi as the president’s campaign DG, THISDAY, gathered, is being anchored on a bourgeoning narrative that the position should be held by a serving governor. There is also a position being advanced that the campaign director-general should, apart from being a governor, be chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, which narrows the job to Zamfara State Governor, Yari Aziz.

THISDAY sources close to Tinubu said there was a short meeting between him and Amaechi at the weekend in Lagos, where Tinubu allegedly asked Amaechi to drop his position as Buhari’s campaign DG. But when the former Rivers State governor disagreed, Tinubu was said to have asked him to resign his position as minister if he must retain his appointment as Buhari’s campaign DG.

Sources said Amaechi had immediately reeled off names of political parties’ DGs, who did not resign their former positions as at the time they took the job of DG in previous elections, noting that there is nothing conflicting between the two positions, to the best of his knowledge. He was said to have also mentioned at the meeting that the talk about his presidential ambition was the imagination of certain persons in the party, because he had never shared such information with anyone.

Meanwhile, the on-going celebration in Imo State by Governor Rochas Okorocha was said to have been made possible by Buhari, who was allegedly uncomfortable with Senator Osita Izunazo and ordered the new leadership of the party to declare the Okorocha faction of the party winner of the congresses in the state.

THISDAY gathered from reliable party sources that when some top APC members noticed the president’s body language, they approached him and advised against unilaterally declaring a faction of the party winner of an inconclusive congress. Such a move, the members believed, would contradict Buhari’s professed stance against injustice.

But the president was said to have dismissed the admonitions, saying as long as it is against Izunazo, they should go ahead and declare the Okorocha faction winner.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/01/2019-tinubu-govs-may-be-seeking-amaechis-removal-as-buharis-campaign-dg/amp/

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by madridguy(m): 6:23am On Jul 01
Politician and their back biting.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by okosodo: 6:35am On Jul 01
Greed will consume Asiwaju

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Paperwhite(m): 6:36am On Jul 01
"....There was growing discontent as members rejected the president’s seemingly coercive intervention."
So this is party internal democracy APC keep yapping about? You can deceive yourself.Greedy bunch.Oshiomole over to you.
Meanwhile Amaechi next on the block about to be served his own dose of medicine.Hausa-Fulani trust their own betrayal but will never trust any non-self who did same even against his own for their own cause.
Amaechi agha gi bu sorry.O ge megi vuum na anya.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by etebefia: 6:41am On Jul 01
He's of no value again, after all he doesn't have access to River state treasure

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Funnicator: 6:44am On Jul 01
May thr crisis brew to full.

Anything to implode the wicked Party that scammed Nigerians in 2015 is highly welcomed.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Paperwhite(m): 6:48am On Jul 01
madridguy:
Politician and their back biting.
That is why it's adviceable to be rational in our support of these fellas. Trust there is still a conspiracy against Buhari himself.Watch it pans out.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by vedaxcool(m): 6:59am On Jul 01
Thisday is for lies.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Hector09: 7:03am On Jul 01
Despite anything ameachi is still our own here in Rivers state, so tinubu should back off cus without ameachi buhari wont be there, he is now a prodigal son but we are going to forgive him and ask wike to help him out

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Esseite: 7:04am On Jul 01
The masses they hope on ruling in 2023 from their permutations have not survived 2018 and are dying in numbers without an iota of input or consolation message from the duo. so much for a country.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by IamPatriotic(m): 7:10am On Jul 01
There're lots falsehood and incoherent in this report, another fake report that is only meant to attract simpletons as usual

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by sweetonugbu: 7:14am On Jul 01
egbe,buhari and democracy is like _&_

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by MXrap: 8:49am On Jul 01
Finally finally.. Amaechi used and dumped cheesy

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:49am On Jul 01
Propaganda at its peak.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Newpride(m): 8:50am On Jul 01
Make them consume themselves...

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by BlackPeni5: 8:52am On Jul 01
Good for Ameachi...you don't dine with traitors and not expect to be poisoned.
He will forever remain an outcast no matter the sacrifices he makes for APC

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by 12345baba(m): 8:54am On Jul 01
They don't even know if they would be alive then. Ndi mkpokwu

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by YoungFr(m): 8:57am On Jul 01
Fight will soon start now

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by PowerOfUnity20: 8:59am On Jul 01
madridguy:
Politician and their back biting.


Amechi has no political backbone at the moment. He can't even raise 200k votes in Rivers state at the moment. It's a wise move to get someone better.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by ariesbull: 8:59am On Jul 01
Tinubu and backbiting..well it's a normal thing where he comes from

He has done it before during Jonathan time ..it's comes naturally to them from there

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Olanipereku(f): 8:59am On Jul 01
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Propaganda at its peak.

claptrap
the propaganda here is someone claiming that his barbecue are free from poison

Buhari is a terrorist
apc is bokoharam
Tinubu is a bastard
kiss the truth

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by desgiezd(m): 8:59am On Jul 01
okosodo:
Greed will consume Asiwaju

What will consume you?

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by donbachi(m): 9:01am On Jul 01
Tinubu cannot do aboy nte any thing...aboy nte will remain as dg.
Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by VampireeM(f): 9:05am On Jul 01
I am of the opinion that Amaechi resigns from one of the post. He can't be the DG and also a minister because one of the responsibility would suffer neglect.

Nigeria as a country is on a long thing! All these politicians are after their own stomach. Tinubu should forget about being Nigeria president cause he has nothing to offer and the northern bloc would never support him, he is better off a king maker

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by IamJames: 9:07am On Jul 01
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi next to be given the Hausa-Fulani treatment. Used and dumped will be his nomenclature soon

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by debaj10: 9:08am On Jul 01
whatever ensures sai baba gets another 4 yrs is gr8!
Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Whothecapfits: 9:12am On Jul 01
The IPOBs will troop in drove for this News.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by sanpipita(m): 9:16am On Jul 01
I support tinubu and APC governors on this one, amaechi been overbearing and taking actions detriment to the party's unity, imagine he supported renegades against rochas in imo

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by bid4rich(m): 9:16am On Jul 01
Fight for supremacy don start.

Those above me that says its a false story has forgotten that APC itself is a false party who clinch the seat of power on false promises and guarded itself with fake people.

Whether false or not, it's a matter of time as many of the gladiators will soon enter ring for real LIVE mortal combat.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by Bizibi(m): 9:16am On Jul 01
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Propaganda at its peak.
you don't know there are two group fighting fr control within the party or you are just an online e warrior or the yes sir kinda of guy.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu, Governors May Be Seeking Amaechi's Removal As Buhari's Campaign DG by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:18am On Jul 01
Bizibi:
you don't know there are two group fighting fr control within the party or you are just an online e warrior or the yes sir kinda of guy.
You are allow to Choose one out of the two questions you asked yourself Mr bozobo

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