Following the terrorist bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna train, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has asked for the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to resign.
Amaechi was “in a total political jamboree, jumping around in the name of declaring for the 2023 presidency rather than being in a sober mood of seeking solutions to the pains of the grieving Nigerians and particularly the affected families,” the youths said, adding that they were surprised to see him “in a total political jamboree, jumping around in the name of declaring for the 2023 presidency rather than being in a sober mood of seeking solutions to the grieving Nigerian.
It demanded that the minister apologize to Nigerians for “elevating his personal ambition over a national tragedy and a national sad mood.”
At the conclusion of an emergency meeting in Abuja, the NYCN requested the minister to resign within the next 48 hours or face being fired by President Muhammadu Buhari as a token of respect for the dead, whom he had desecrated either intentionally or inadvertently.
“It was, therefore, the rudest imaginable shock for them to see the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi, in a total political jamboree, jumping around in the name of declaring for the 2023 presidency rather than being in a sober mood of seeking solutions to the grieving Nigerians and particularly the affected families,” the group said in a communique signed by NYCN President Solomon Adodo.
While the NYCN has nothing against Amaechi’s goals, his actions are unacceptable, condemnable, repugnant, irresponsible, disgusting, and humiliating in light of our country’s reality and mood. It’s akin to dancing on the graves of the train attack victims and celebrating the miseries of the kidnapped and injured.
“The NYCN’s National Executive Council (NEC) is similarly dismayed that Amaechi, who is expected to take responsibility and lead the way in alleviating the victims’ predicament, has tossed caution to the wind and exhibited no strand of compassion.”
“We are frustrated that, while we are devoting resources and putting the lives of our youth leaders on the line to find solutions to our country’s problems, politicians like Amaechi, who have failed Nigeria in the first place, are attempting to drive the country into fatal amnesia by trivializing a matter as serious as the Abuja-Kaduna rail track bombing.”
“Overall, the NYCN is dismayed that a leader with Amaechi’s stature and expertise could be so disrespectful to Nigerians.” Many of his enemies believe that he is a reckless, arrogant, and unfeeling leader, but the NYCN has always rejected this temptation.
Unfortunately, the event of Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Port Harcourt, clearly points in that way in terms of his genuine character.
“Because the only thing that matters to him in this country is his presidential ambitions, he should resign from the Ministry of Transportation before further tragedies strike.”