The newly elected National Chairman of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has issued a strong warning to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over their recent condemning comment on Federal Government following the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Recall the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi on different occasions, have engaged in trading blames over who should be held responsible for the security lapses that led to the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists.
On his part, El-Rufai had said the security forces knew the hideout of the terrorists and should have bombed them. He further threatened that the Northern Governors might be forced to bring in foreign mercenaries to combat the terrorists if the federal government fails to take action.
Amaechi also blamed the incident on the failure of the federal government to approve and release funds for a security installation proposed by his Ministry adding that negligence was part of the reasons why the terrorists could operate freely on the train tracks.
There are strong indications that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, may declare his interest to join the 2023 presidential race on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has scheduled a thanksgiving program on the said date and the Minister is expected to grace the occasion.
Although there have been speculations about the transport minster’s presidential ambition, sources close to the minister have confirmed the rumors and say it may materialize fully during the thanksgiving service on Saturday
As part of the preparations for the said event, the Chairman of APC in the state, Chief Emeka Beke, and the South-South Zonal Vice Chairman, Victor Giadom, have led some leaders of the party in the state to inspect the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, venue for the program.
It has also been confirmed that some governors of the APC, National Assembly members, and top Federal Government officials would be present at the event.