The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed his plan ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The former Rivers State Governor who spoke on his next plan noted that he has no presidential interest in the forthcoming election.
Amaechi in an interview with Daily Trust, however, stated that he would pursue a PhD programme and keep to lecturing thereafter.
The minister when asked what his mission was in Taraba State said, “I am a minister and I don’t want to get sacked until the president is satisfied that I should go. Anyone that said I was in Taraba for a meeting is lying. I got to Taraba by accident through a friend whose daughter was wedding. I went there and came back. Mischievously, one of the Nigerian newspapers wrote that I went for a political meeting. I like the way Muslims organise their weddings. Five minutes, it was over, 10 minutes we were eating and in 30 minutes, we were at the airport. How can a political meeting take place in 30 minutes? The event was so well organized. After the event, a vehicle took us back to the airport.”
The minister when asked what plan does he have for 2023 said, “I will sleep”.
He, however, disclosed that when he wakes from his sleep he would do a PhD programme.
Amaechi said, “I will do a PhD programme. I have a master’s degree and I am doing a Law programme at the Baze University, so when I wake up I will do my PhD to teach in a university.”
In another development, the immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed why he accepted his removal as the party’s leader in June 2020, in good faith.
Oshiomhole explained that he did not protest his ouster as party chairman by some powerful elements in the APC, because he had earlier resolved to remain committed to supporting the party regardless of the outcome of the court processes which eventually quashed his sacking.