- Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state now minister of transportation, has spoken on the forthcoming governorship elections in the state
- Amaechi explained that All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over power from People Democratic Congress (PDP) in 2019
- He said President Buhari will not allow any police man to stop anyone from voting
Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state now minister of transport, said the 2019 governorship elections in the state will be fair and free.
Amaechi said All Progressives Congress is not ready to rig elections in the state because President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of integrity that would never allow such.
Reports have it that the minister, however, accused Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, of masterminding election mal-practices under Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.
He said: ''We would not have won Rivers governorship because they rigged everywhere, wrote results and brought army and police to chase us away.
''President Buhari will not allow that happen. He will not allow any police man to stop anyone from voting.
''That person is there shouting ‘INEC, police’ while he was inside INEC building the day of election and they were writing results and we didn’t complain. Now he is shouting ‘INEC o, police o’ because he is afraid.
''But we’ll follow the law; we shall vote on that day and get our people to vote for us. If we win, we thank God. If he wins, we thank God. It will be free and fair. Let him stop crying because its too early.
''Did I cry about President Goodluck Jonathan? I didn’t cry, I came out to fight for my right. But this man is crying because of ordinary one police CSP every day.
''What do you call him, ‘cry cry governor.’ He is a governor with one agenda, namely ‘Amaechi.’ He sleeps and wakes he dreams of Amaechi. He has no adviser. He sees me in his dreams. You know I’m a Catholic, there are powers they gave to us to fly at night to go and meet them.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Wike said he was ready to die in 2019 to ensure victory for PDP in the forthcoming general elections.
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