The present Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed on Saturday how Goodluck Jonathan, the former president promised him several a lot of things to remain as member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but that he never accepted, because he not a tribalist person.
The honorable minister said he chose to work for Muhammadu Buhari, the then presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, who eventually won the 2015 presidential election.
He stated this in Port Harcourt while receiving some politicians who defected from the PDP to the APC in the state.
Some key members of PDP that defected to APC were, a former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Dr John Bazia; Chief Alabo Michael West, Chima Obinna and Chief Salvation Ezengwogwo.
He also noted that Jonathan fought him because he dumped the PDP for the APC.
He added, “Next year, we are starting prayer sessions. You know, when Goodluck (Jonathan) fought us, he was not fighting me, he was fighting God and I knew he would fail.
“Tell them, from next year prayer will start. I will come to Port Harcourt like I used to and I will say this will happen and it will happen.
“Let me tell you who I am. I do not drink, I have never tasted alcohol in my life. I don’t smoke; I am not tribalistic. Whether in Rivers State or in Nigeria, I am not tribalistic.
‘If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me an opportunity to remain in the PDP, he offered me all sorts of opportunities and I said that I have given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.”