The former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has explained why he has not spoken against the Herdsmen/farmers clashes in Nigeria.
He was replying former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido who accused him and leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders for not condemning the widespread killings and molestation of Fulanis in the south.
Reacting while appearing in a programme on Channel Television’s , said his position as Minister would not allow him speak on the farmers-herders crisis.
Lamido had r berated Amaechi and others for keeping over the travails of Fulani in the South despite working hard for President Muhammadu Buhari to emerge as President in 2015 and 2019.
However, Amaechi said though he is not afraid to share his opinion on any matter, his position has a federal Minister has put a wedge on him.
Amaechi said, “I had a private chat with Sule Lamido and I told him that there is virtually nothing new in Nigeria that I have not spoken about.
“I have spoken literarily on everything and I think it is his agemates that are discussing this issue.
“Let them speak while we the younger ones watch our elders and follow them and listen to what they say.
“When I was governor, I had a general location in making conversation but as a Minister, I’m reduced to focusing on transportation and delivering on transportation. If Sule Lamido calls me out on transportation, I will be glad to take him up on that”.