The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has come out to say that he was attacked by some misguided Nigerians in Madrid.
Revealing this through his Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, the ex-governor of Rivers said luckily for him, the Nigerians were fought off by the Spanish police before they could cause any harm.
Tweeting that he was okay, he appreciated the good citizens of his country for their prayers and support.
His words, “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain.
“They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt. Thanks for your support & prayers.”
Good to know that he is safe.
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (born 27 May 1965) is a Nigerian politician who served as the fifth Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015 and serves currently as the Nigerian Minister for Transportation.
He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011. Amaechi was a member of the People’s Democratic Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress on 27 November 2013. He is now a serving Federal Minister of Transportation. He is also the director general of Buhari reelection campaign. He was nominated for ministerial appointment by president Buhari in July 2019. Amaechi was ask to take a bow and go during his screening by the Senate. He was sworn in as Minister for Transport of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Amaechi was born in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi. His first and last names are Ikwerre meaning “God is strength or power” and “who knows tomorrow” respectively. He was raised in Diobu, a densely populated neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, and had his early education at St Theresa’s Primary School from 1970 to 1976. He earned his West African Senior School Certificate in 1982 after attending Government Secondary School Okolobiri.
He became governor on October 26, 2007, after the Supreme Court ruled that he was the rightful candidate of the PDP and winner of the April 2007 Governorship election in Rivers State. He was reelected for a second term of four years in April 2011.