The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed just one question Nigerians need to ask politicians whenever they come to seek their support.
The Former Governor of Rivers State said Nigerians should learn to use the question “how” to scrutinize politicians when they make promises during campaign.
Amaechi, a 2023 presidential aspirant stated this while speaking in a separate visit to the government and delegates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo and Ekiti states, Monday.
According to him: “One question you should always ask politicians is ‘how?’ like everybody is saying now, ‘I will create employment.’ How do you create employment? They will all come and say ‘I will create wealth.’ Your question should be ‘how?’
“That’s how to catch a politician.
“I’m a Christian, when we were running in 2015, the story was Christian versus Muslim, and I said no, that is a depiction they use to deceive us from facing reality.
“Today, what I preach is a united Nigeria, a Nigeria where Muslims will feel free to stay in Edo or Ondo, and where an Ondo man who is not a Muslim will be free to live in Kano.
“That’s the Nigeria I think about, that’s the Nigeria we should be asking for. We should not wait for them [other aspirants]to bring money. If they bring, you take.
“This is not time for grammar, this is time for practice. If anybody comes to speak grammar, let him show you evidence.
“That’s why I put the word on your mouth ‘how?’ it’s a basic word you can use to reduce anybody to the barest minimum.”