Published on Jan 13, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has asked the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to go into the 2019 general elections, especially the governorship one, with determination to win but that it should not be taken as a do-or-die affair.
Amaechi, who spoke today, Saturday at a reception organized for him as grand patron of Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM) at the Movement’s national secretariat, Isiokpo, Ikwerre local government area of the state, said: “the 2019 elections, especially the governorship, are our last battle. If we win, we will take over Rivers State and if we lose in the election, we will go home and rest.
“We will not impose any candidate. Anybody who will go for any position, like chairmanship, should go for primaries. Anybody who wins will be the party’s candidate.”
The former Rivers governor stressed the importance of rotation of power among ethnic nationalities in the state even as he advised members of the APC and IYM register to vote because it is only by vote that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State can be removed.
“As Ikwerre people, we must give out the power to other ethnic nationalities. But we will be in a position to take it back at any time. Your future is in your hands.
“The President (Muhammadu Buhari) said that there would be no rigging during the 2019 elections. It is to our advantage. Go and register to be eligible to vote and to put the candidates of your choice in power.”
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