Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the people of the state to stop his successor, Nyesom Wike by voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming State and National Assembly rerun elections which are set to hold on March 19, 2016.
Amaechi is also urged to have called on the people of Rivers to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to “shame” former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The former governor, now the Minister for Transport, made the calls on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, during a town hall meeting in the state, The Cable reports.
“We must stop Nyesom Wike and the only way we can stop him is to vote the APC in the House of Representatives, House of Assembly and Senate,” Amaechi said.
“I built a secondary school and it has been taken over by weeds. It is the punishment that former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, in her bid to get money from me, did on us.
“They forced Wike on us without election. In their time, they threw APC members into detention, but is there any PDP member in detention now? That’s the difference between them and us.
“This is our opportunity to vote and put shame on them; we have to put shame on three persons: the first person is the former president, the second, is his wife and the third is Wike.
“The fourth is those who do not recognise the use of card reader, those who first said the magnitude of violence in Rivers was too heavy and moved the election tribunal to Abuja, but later came back to say there was no election, we leave them to God.
“I have watched Nyesom Wike’s campaign. If it is at a stadium it is the stadium that I built. If it is a primary school, that is the primary school I built. And he told me that he is looking for Rivers state money, did I use my teeth to build those facilities?
“Before I became a governor, there was no road in Afara community, and I gave you a road. There was no school, and I gave you a school; there was no electricity and I gave you light. Tell Nyesom Wike that if he is looking for the money, that is the money I used,” he added.
Meanwhile, Wike has allegedly urged voters in the state to beat Amaechi up if they come across him at any polling unit.
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