Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is set to lose out of the race to emerge as the Secretary to the Federal Government as top chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are said not to be backing his ambition.
The soon to be ruling All Progressives congress, APC, leadership have moved against the plans by a section of the party to ensure that the Rivers State Governor and Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign organisation emerges Nigeria’s Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Sources at the headquarters of the Party in Abuja who do not want their names mentioned tell NewsWire that those against Amaechi believe he will cause more problems for President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari who should not be seen to be rocking the polity now that he has won.
“You Journalist, you already know the personality of Rotimi Amaechi, the day you make him SGF, a sensitive post at that, he automatically assumed the role of the President and will start commandeering Ministers around”.
He continued, “Amaechi has a strong personality but the party will think of what is best for him, but SGF is a no no. That office needs a calm personalty who will be there to ensure the President succeeds, not one who will fight with even party men like he’s been doing with Tinubu lately”.
After a series of meetings where issues of zoning arrangement were resolved for key federal legislative and executive positions.
The office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation was zoned to the South-east which puts paid to speculations that Amaechi, may become the next SGF.
Amaechi said to have spent billions and even borrowed a loan meant for the state to fund the campaign according to sources in Rivers State feels a little disappointed at the decision reached by the party, but he is now lobbying for a Juicier appointment.
One of the party Leaders tells NewsWireNGR, “Initially Amaechi was penciled for SGF but he has a temperament that will not enable him succeed in that role”.
He opined that the role “of the SGF is for one with a career personality and the task not for aggression. If given to Amaechi he stands a chance to challenge the powers of the president by rocking the boat”.
Rumours are rife that Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, the first Executive Governor of Abia State, Nigeria from February 1992 to December 1993 and former National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) is likely to clinch the position.
Meanwhile, Amaechi has inaugurated a nine-man commission of inquiry to look into the politically-motivated killings in Rivers state during the electioneering period