“Rotimi Amaechi is just a useless liar” – Reno Omokri counters minister over claim about Jonathan’s govt
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has described Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi as a “useless liar” for claiming that the funds left behind by the Goodluck Jonathan administration could not sustain the succeeding administration for three weeks.
Amaechi had made the claim during an appearance on Channels Television.
“As former chairman of the governors’ forum, I was told by the security in a meeting chaired by the former President including the former minister of finance that at every point in time, the government must leave money behind in case Nigeria goes to war that would last for six months,” Amaechi had said.
“By the time we came, they didn’t leave money behind that could last us for three weeks. And I was speaking at that time as the chairman of the governors’ forum,” Amaechi said.
Reacting in a Facebook post on Monday, Omokri, who was social media aide to Jonathan, countered the minister’s assertion.
He said, “This is exactly what Jonathan left behind on May 29, 2015, that Amaechi said could not sustain Nigeria for three weeks: foreign reserve of $28.6 billion, $2.2 billion in the Excess Crude Account, $5.6 billion Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited dividends, over $1 billion investments via the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.”
Omokri added, “Rotimi Amaechi is just a useless liar, who thinks he can get APC’s Vice Presidential slot by attacking former President Jonathan. 2023 is near.
“The whole of Nigeria will soon see what Buhari will leave behind, apart from ₦40 trillion debt.
“Amaechi begun life as Peter Odili’s houseboy and that inferiority complex has refused to leave. Sadly, he has a perpetual problem with self worth and Nigerians are cautioned not to take him seriously.”