He stated that the country is at war and should be in a “declared or undeclared state of emergency” in order to oppose the forthcoming war.
Amechi said that if he met President Buhari he would tell him the following: “I will tell him, my dear General, sorry Mr President, are you not worried about the state of the country, which we handed over to you on a platter of gold in May last year?
“What I will tell him depends on his attitude to the situation. I am not near enough to know how free he is because you may have a president who is shackled by lieutenants and colleagues in the party. And he, being a military man more than a politician may not understand the game very well. There are some people who get rich in the midst of crisis.
“There are people who are empowering themselves by the present chaotic situation in the country. And if such people encircle a president, that president is in serious trouble. I don’t know if Buhari is in that state now.
“But there are some people even outside his cabinet who are very powerful. They have stolen so much money in this country that if he doesn’t take care they might even do something to him. There are such people. There are eight of them in his government; in his political party, who are so powerful in every way that if he doesn’t take their way they will do something to him.”
He also stated that the major hinderance in the fight against corruption is that “there is corruption in Buhari’s government.”