The minister of road transport and leader of APC in Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared support for AAC governorship candidate in the state
Amaechi also called on the APC supporters in the state to vote for candidate of the AAC
The transport minister was, however, silent on who APC members in Rivers should vote for in the House of Assembly poll The minister of road transport and leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi has reportedly declared his support for the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Awara Biokpomabo.
The Nation reports that Amaechi subsequently urged members and supporters of APC in Rivers to massively vote on Saturday, March 9, for Biokpomabo.
It was reported that Ameachi made this declaration Wednesday morning, March 5, in Eleme, Eleme LGA of Rivers state, while addressing APC members and supporters, ahead of the governorship polls.
He noted that the main opposition APC in Rivers was still in court over the non-inclusion of the party’s standard bearer, Pastor Tonye Cole, on the ballot.
Amaechi, however, said that it was pertinent to adopt the candidate of AAC, considering the closeness of the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
He said: “This morning, the leadership of the party met and agreed that we would work with a party called African Action Congress (AAC), while we are still in court to reclaim our mandate.
“So, on Saturday (March 9), we will vote for AAC. You must go home and vote for AAC. There should be no excuse not to vote, because there will be security for everybody.
You must prepare and make sure you win the governorship election.” The transportation minister also enjoined Rivers people to massively vote for the AAC’s candidate, stressing that there were numerous benefits they would derive from the government.
He said: “The moment the governorship election is won by AAC’s candidate this Saturday and the new governor is inaugurated on May 29, 2019, by June this year; there will be local government’s chairmanship and councillorship elections.
‘So, you should all go out and vote and make sure that you are not rigged out.” He was, however, silent on who APC members in Rivers should vote for in the House of Assembly poll.
The group disassociated itself from “the concocted, misguided and shameful endorsement of Barr. Nyesom Wike as sole governorship candidate by a purported coalition of 58 political parties; such endorsement is watery and belated.”
This was made known by the chairman of the group, Pastor Ezekiel Zebulon, at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, the state capital.