Don't Vote For Those That Will Give You Guns — Amaechi


In his last minute mobilisation of to garner enough Rivers’ votes to secure a second term mandate, Governor Chibuike Amaechi has called on the electorate, especially the Youths in the state, “to punish my opponent with your votes those who inflicted pains on you with insecurity and ran to Abuja, only to come back and want to be Governor.”


Amaechi who was on a live interactive phone-in programme on the Radio Rivers,99.1 Fm, Port Harcourt, this morning advised Rivers youths not to forget the past so easily as their future would be compromised if they vote for his opponents.


Governor Amaechi recalled: “Before I came into office, you cannot bury your dead in Okrika without paying some criminals who they armed. Elders and Chiefs who disagreed with them were either killed or flogged publicly in Okrika. I came in and chased the criminals away and there is now peace, not only in Okrika, but in the state.


“It is shocking to me that the same people, who committed so much havoc in the state, have come back and the same people who we liberated from their grips are still following them around.


“The same people were awarded Okrika Ring Road Project in Okrika that cost billions of naira, but abandoned it until I assumed office and re-awarded the contract and finished the project.”


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Reacting to the campaign promises by Dr. Abiye Sekibo of the ACN and Celestine Omehia, the APGA Governorship candidates, that they would fight corruption if voted into power, the governor referred to the Contract for the Shopping Mall at the GRA junction, Port Harcourt, awarded by Celestine Omehia’s government for over N3 billion, which he claimed costs less than a billion naira.


“I refused to pay, and the contractor is threatening court action,” Amaechi said.


He asked Rivers Voters to vote for PDP for continuity. He reminded them that on the eve of the Supreme Court verdict that restored his mandate, “The state had an allocation of N18 billion, but was paid away as contracts that night by people who are now going around asking for votes to come back to power. Rivers people should not allow them.”


He thanked Rivers people for giving Jonathan the highest votes in the country but said that they can do better next Tuesday, during the Governorship election.

— Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt


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