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Nigerians React As Rotimi Amechi Reveal Reason He Joined Politics



Rotimi Amechi damn Nigerians, revealing he never joined politics to be a leader nor solve Nigerian problems, he joined politics because of unemployment.

He has had a gratified political career as the ex Governor of River State, Speaker of the House Of Assembly River State and he held several other positions. It was in his chat with  Tinji Abioye and Tofarati Ige, he exposed the reason why he joined politics which erupt reactions from Nigerians on social media

At what point did you develop an interest in politics?

“My father was a politician. He ran for councillorship during his time. However, I didn’t join politics because I wanted to be a leader or because I wanted to solve Nigeria’s problems. I joined because of unemployment. I also believe there is a part that grace played in it.

I actually got auditioned at the Nigeria Television Authority to be a broadcaster. I recall that I walked into their office then and said I wanted to see a certain person. But the person I met asked me if I had been auditioned because I had a wonderful voice. I told him I hadn’t and he asked for me to be auditioned. However, before the employment letter came, I was already into politics. That saved me. I would have been a broadcaster by now.”


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Pre 2019 elections, Governor Udom once said something along the line that the people who were wishing war on the state by using federal might were doing so because they didn’t have any second address. Politics was their only means of survival. Rotimi Amaechi just confirmed that.

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Nigerians now wonder how many more of our office holders came in for the same reason. Do we all now join politics because of unemployment?

Here are reactions from Nigerians on social media