Former Governor of Rivers state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed that he was not on good terms with former First-Lady, Patience Jonathan
This is coming after former president Goodluck Jonathan revealed that he has nothing against Amaechi but his wife, Patience does.
Amaechi however noted that Jonathan was not saying the whole truth, noting that there were also disagreements between him and Jonathan, during the latter’s era as the President.
The ex-Rivers State governor attributed the cause of his grudge with Jonathan to illegal and excess deduction from the federation account by the former president.
He said, “I could not surrender my mandate to a woman (Patience) in Abuja, even if such a person was the wife of the President…that basically was my sin with Dame Patience Jonathan.
“If in one year, you took about N300bn from the federation account to pay for subsidy and the next year, you are taking almost N2tn for the same thing when fundamentals had not changed, then serious questions should be asked.
“And as NGF (Nigerian Governors Forum) chairman, it was my responsibility to ask those questions and Jonathan took them personal.”