The Minister of Transportation and immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has charged the people of Rivers state to vote against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in next Saturday’s election as a way of putting shame on former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.
Independent National Electoral Election, INEC, is scheduled to conduct rerun elections for Rivers state House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate seats.
Speaking on Tuesday at a town hall meeting in one of the communities where elections are billed to hold, Amaechi accused former President, Goodluck Jonathan of imposing the state governor, Nyesom Wike, on the people.
According to him, “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,” he 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.”