Updated 3 October, 2016
9. ROTIMI AMAECHI
Nigeria is a highly charged place politically speaking and there are many who are key players in the game.
With great rivalry between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), below are 6 major figures who often get into the eye of the political storm.
9. ROTIMI AMAECHI
Rotimi Amaechi Ex-governor of Rivers state, and minister for transport, Rotimi Amaechi has been described as a strongman in Nigerian politics. He was a frontline soldier in the APC’s campaign to unseat the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Political analysts say the APC owes Amaechi a great deal of gratitude for the works he did within the last presidential election which saw President Buhari come into power.
8. OWELLE ROCHAS OKOROCHA
He first caught the eye of many with his shoki dance, and from then on, the Imo state governor has remained in the news for different things, many of which tends towards the arguable.
Only recently, there were claims that he was slapped by a ghost in the statehouse there in Owerri. There were also claims that he was killed and so many other rumors have seen him coming often to defend himself, and set the records straight. His being a loyalist to President Muhammadu Buhari also puts him on the spotlight, in that he comes from the southeast where there tends to be a PDP majority, thus, sometimes he is been looked at as a saboteur to some of his kinsmen.
7. LAI MOHAMMED
Lai Mohammed Dubbed “Liar Liar Mohammed”, this spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari has been the one taking the hit for all missives fired at the APC-led administration. Having sworn that no aspersion would mare the administration, Lai Mohammed will go any length in his bid to see that every wrong impression about the Buhari-led government is corrected, hence, making certain statements which some Nigerians have believe are just well coined lies to win the people over.