Historian and public commentator, Farook Kperogi (PhD) has stated that Rotimi Amaechi's last week's declaration to contest for the office of the presidency come 2023 makes him a clown.
The former Rivers State Governor had declared his ambition in the midst of admirers over the weekend, making the APC primaries a sort of el-Classico.
Farook noted that given the recent attacks by bandits on the Abuja-Kaduna train, the presidential aspirant showed no empathy whatsoever being a supervising minister of transportation.
"It was an unfunny clown show that dramatizes the descent of Nigeria’s presidential politics into the theatre of the absurd."
He "should have resigned or be fired in the aftermath of the horrendous Kaduna train mishap— the consequences of which are still reverberating as I write this— wants to clown his way to the presidency because there’s not the littlest whit of integrity or accountability left in government in Nigeria."
"While the nation was mourning the tragedy of the terrorist attack on the Kaduna-bound train, Amaechi didn’t show any empathy or compassion."
Farook Kperogi affirmed on his verified Twitter handle that rather than Amaechi to act responsible, he turned the occasion to a comic show to prove that he is physically fit.
He noted that "Nigeria is facing enormous existential crises on multiple fronts that will only get worse in the coming months and years if we don’t get a smart, sober, decisive, broadminded leader."
He noted that having a President who is not a traditional aspirant, but having the intellectual capacity and free from allegations of stolen funds would have been a better option.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.