Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi has raised alarm that “the elite and thieves” have ganged up against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC as the 2019 general elections draw near.
Amaechi, while speaking in Illorin at the inauguration of APC ward Canvassers, said;
“We are gathered here today to peacefully take over power from the rich and hand over to the poor. That is what APC stands for.
We join the poor to say we must take power from the rich. We join the poor to say ‘enough is enough.’
The elite and the thieves have ganged-up against APC. But they don’t have the power because they don’t have the number. The number is with the poor and the poor must rise to vote on that day.
This election is between the rich and the poor. Now the poor have realized that they are tired. If at the end of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government we had $58 billion, where is the money now? How much did state governments collect? How much did the Federal Government collect? What did they do with the money?
When I was a student at the University of Port Harcourt I predicted that one day the poor will rise. It will get to a point when the poor will begin to eat big men. What you are seeing in Kwara is a modern Tunisia. It was a poor man that started the Arab Spring in Tunisia.
Today Kwara is leading the revolution to change Nigeria. Power must return to the poor. One problem we all have is that even we the poor are being deceived by them.
Big men are in all the parties o! The difference between other parties and ours is that the big men in our party are all progressives. Other parties don’t care, they want to even collect what the poor is eating from them.”.