HURIWA, Nigeria’ s Human Rights Writers Association, has slammed Transportation Minister Chibuike Amaechi’ s announcement to run for President.
HURIWA wondered who advised the minister to make such a decision while the country was still mourning the tragic train passengers killed by terrorists on their way to Abuja in Kaduna.
Despite the fact that he was busy planning an elaborate political ceremony to announce his intention to run for president, the group reminded the minister that nearly 200 passengers had yet to be identified.
” This is shameful and heartless to put it mildly, ” HURIWA stated this in a statement signed by Emmanuel Onwubiko, the organization’ s National Coordinator, and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday.
According to the human rights advocacy group, Amaechi’ s declaration came at an inopportune time.
Amaechi’ s declaration was witnessed by former APC national chairman Adams Osiomhole, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, and Idris Wase.
HURIWA stated, ” The minister did not show enough remorse about the massive official negligence that occasioned the killings of scores of train passengers just as it amounted to dancing on the graves of those innocent souls killed by North- West terrorists.
” It was wrong for the Transportation Minister to be seen using public facilities to dance around and then announce that he will run for office of the president even when train passengers numbering over 200 are at the risks of being killed by the terrorists who took them off the publicly owned train to the forests only because the Federal Government has abdicated her constitutional duty of protection of lives and property of citizens. “
Amaechi will be standing against top contenders in the party to clinch the Presidential ticket for 2023 Election.