The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise to make the value of naira equal to a dollar, nor promised to reduce the price of petrol.
Amaechi made the remarks when he addressed a crowd of supporters as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked off their presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
“Anybody who said we promised one naira will be to one dollar must be a magician. Anybody who said we promised we were going to bring down fuel price must also be a magician.
“We are not voodoo economists,” he said.
The minister added, “When we got in, we were mindful of the promises that we made. So, the president gave all us who were in the cabinet challenges to ensure that we rescue this country.
“We commenced activities believing that Nigerians would know that change doesn’t come that easily. Even as ministers we feel the pain of change. We know that when you want to make any change you must realise that it will come with some pain.
“We are here asking you to learn the fact that we need another chance to complete the assignment you have given to us. And we will complete it as soon as you give us that chance to come back.”
This is not the first time the ruling party will be blaming the PDP for the woes of the nation.
But ironically, many of the current APC leaders, including Mr Amaechi, were the ones running the past PDP-led administrations in the country.
During the event, the APC handed over flags to its governorship candidates in the South-south region.