Mrs. Judith Amaechi, wife of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday asked women to pray for her husband against attempts by some people to destroy his credibility.
Mrs. Amaechi’s call is not unconnected with the recent leaked audio tapes, in which her husband was allegedly heard castigating President Muhammadu Buhari.
Without categorically denying that the voice in those tapes is not that of her husband, she claimed at an event by the Noble Women Movement for Buhari and Osinbajo, NWM4BO, in Abuja, that the Minister’s detractors are against him due to his hard work.
She said, “My husband, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the DG Campaign for the president is working tirelessly but I want you even when this programme is over to pray for him because of the too many eyes that are on him not by any fault of his but because God’s favour is upon him.
“That the will of God will be done in Nigeria and that no man will take his position or take away what belongs to him.
“For the first time, we can boast that federal money is going to capital projects. At least, I know my husband’s ministry is a moving train. I was able to board a train that looks like I am abroad and I have been able to ply some roads that before now were gullies.
“First, it was because our President, Buhari has done a great job that we decided to rally round him. He has made remarkable improvement from the time he took over three years ago.
“The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari has also done well in her capacity with little or no resources and we as women have come together to give her the necessary backing so that they can finish up with the good job they have started and come February 2019 we shall return to the Glory of God for a second term and this requires a lot of work.”
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY fails to understand why God should be dragged into the matter. The publisher of the tapes is well known to the Amaechis. If they say that the voice of the transport minister is cloned, Nigeria is littered with courts; they should seek legal redress.
As the director-general of Buhari Campaign Organisation, what is alleged against her husband is serious and the matter cannot be swept under the carpet or wished away by merely saying that it is the work of his detractors. Bear in mind too that your enemies could also use the truth to destroy you.
Mrs Amaechi cannot urge women to pray for her husband and at the same time leave them in the dark as to what the truth is.
If the tapes are authentic, the right thing would be for her husband to apoligize to the president, in case he feels any remorse. On the other hand, if those tapes are fake, Mr. Amaechi should seek legal redress.
God should be left out of this matter. Nigerians deserve to know the truth.