28th January, 2015
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers state governor and Director General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi says despite the political blackmail and baseless propaganda by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP against the All Progressives Congress (APC), PDP would be history after 2015 elections if the ruling party allows a level playing field.
Amaechi who stated this Tuesday during the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Service held at the Dr. Obi Wali International Convention centre in Port Harcourt said the President Goodluck Jonathan is so scared of defeat that his foot soldiers are mobilizing for the postponement of the election.
He expressed hope that with the level of distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to the electorates in the North and other parts of the country, and the test of popularity of the APC Presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the road map to victory for the party was sure.
“We are on course to move PDP out of office in the upcoming 2015 February elections. This is because we need to ask ourselves why PDP is asking for the postponement of the elections?
Amaechi alleged PDP has also gone ahead to ask some unnamed willing editors of various national newspapers and other media houses to start heating up the political system that will warrant the postponement of the 2015 February elections.
“I promise you that, PDP will be history in this country after the presidential elections. Over 60 to 65 per cent of the electorates in the north have already collected their Permanent Voters Cards.”
While condemning the unlawful activities of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the country, Governor Amaechi decried the inability of the Jonathan led government to attract development to Rivers State since 2011 and the need to improve on the revamping of existing refineries across the country for maximum productivity.
He called on Rivers people and supporters of the APC to vote massively for the party’s victory in the 2015 general elections for dividends of democracy to thrive.
“This is the time for the massive support of the APC to claim what rightly belong to them from the PDP government. On the day of the election, we will vote APC all the way. This is the time to claim our victory and that is why Rivers state is close to the APC Presidency, So, we can bring dividends of democracy to our people. No project was done by Jonathan and his administration and no effort was made to revamp our refineries. That is the reason why we should vote APC,” Amaechi stated.
On the governorship election in Rivers state, Amaechi urged the people to vote the APC candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol-Peterside who is a true Christian.
The governor also called on all Rivers people to join him in thanking God for his mercy and kindness in piloting the affairs of the state since he assumed office in October, 2007.
“I want to be part of the prayers of thanksgiving to God Almighty as the end of my administration draws closer. I must say emphatically that, God has been very kind to Rivers people and I think we need to give him thanks through this devotional service. I therefore, call on all Rivers people and residents to join us and be grateful to God for all he has done for the state,” Amaechi said.
Meanwhile, Governor Amaechi has expressed contentment as Rivers state is among states that have paid workers salaries up to December 2014, and hinted his administration’s preparedness to pay the three months pension arrears to pensioners.