Mr. Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has released a full audio recording of the minister of transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi making unguarded remarks about President Muhammadu Buhari.
Omokri made the full audio release available in a post on his Twitter page following a reaction by an aide to the president on new media, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi.
NewsGazette had, in the first report quoted Ogunlesi as saying that the recordings were made in 2014 and that the conversation was about Jonathan.
“Audio from 2014 or so. At the height of Amaechi’s fight with GEJ. In the (paraphrased) words of Victor AD – WETIN YOU GAIN #DubaiStrategy,” wrote Ogunlesi.
Omokri, while releasing the audio recordings wrote: “Yesterday, I set up the @NGRPresident. I knew if I released the full #AmaechiTapes, they’d say it was fake. Now that @ToluOgunlesi admitted it is actually Amaechi, but from 2014, here is the rest of Part 1 proving that @AsoRock lied. Part 2 is coming shortly. LISTEN and SHARE pic.twitter.com/e3WiSyPIdX.”
In the tapes, Amaechi is heard saying among other things that the president does not read, listen to anybody or care about the complaints of Nigerians.
Amaechi who is the director general of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) is also heard saying that Nigeria can never change and that the only way the country could be better is the annihilation of everyone.
Here is the full transcript
“This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is if everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere, I swear.
“Even if you divide the country into 10, it will still not change. I’m not joking o. When Magnus (Abe) was my SSG, I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless.
“He said ‘Oga, stop it now. Coming from a governor, don’t be saying that. But two months in Abuja, Magnus said this country is hopeless and helpless. I said ‘why?’ He said, you are right, the only thing they do in Abuja is share money, they don’t work.”
The second audio tape: “The president does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. The president doesn’t care. Does he read? He will read, he will laugh. He will say ‘come, come and see, they are abusing me here’.
“In fact, there was one case of somebody in Onitsha, a trader in Onitsha who couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah. And I was with Oga on the plane and the man was busy abusing Buhari.
He said, ‘Amaechi, come, what is my business with Onitsha goat seller?’”