Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:53 pm
*The irrepressible governor of Rivers says Jonathan has turned corruption into industry
*Also accuses him of not doing anything for his state of Rivers
*And of stealing oil wells of Rivers People for Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has said that his party, All Progressives Congress, APC,will superintend the exit of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,at both state and federal levels because the PDP led government has turned corruption into an industry.
He declared that one of those angling to become the Governor of Rivers state was mobilized with about N3 Billion Naira to construct the road to the new 40,000capacity Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium built by his administration but disappeared with the money because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,and the Police are controlled by them.
He said President Jonathan’s administration has turned corruption into an industry.
” We will not allow thieves to rule us as Governor or as President in 2015.I challenge them to integrity test. Don’t worry their files are with me until the time comes.”
He said he was overwhelmed, but not surprised, with the crowd of thousands of supporters that thronged the stadium because he was sure that his decision to test his popularity on Seventh anniversary of his victory at the Supreme Court that restored his mandate which was denied him in 2007 was not a fluke that Rivers people love him and that his fight has been to secure their future.
Governor Amaechi challenged President Jonathan to point to one federal project he had cited in Rivers state for the about 2 million votes he got from the state.
“Our Port Harcourt International Airport which he flies has been abandoned. All the Soku oil wells in Kalabari land have been taken to Bayelsa, while 40 oil wells belonging to Etche people have been taken to Abia state. As Governor how can I call a President who has taken away the wealth I swore to protect my brother?”
Governor Chibuike Amaechi made good his promise today to prove to President Goodluck Jonathan that his party,All Progressives Congress, APC,is not only found on billboards but a popular one among Rivers people when over 40,000capacity stadium was filled as early a 8 O’Clock.
The crowd was so unprecedented that the emotional Governor had to fall on his knees to sing praises to Almighty God before delivering his speech, which he also interjected with praise and worship songs, with him as the lead vocalist, on a day he set aside to thank God for the Seventh year of his victory at the Supreme Court in 2007.
Chief Odigie Oyegun, the national chairman of APC,General Muhammadu Buhari,Atiku Abubakar,former Vice President, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, of Kano state,Rochas Okorocha,Governor of Imo state and Nda-Isaiah founder, Leadership Group of newspapers, and a presidential aspirant gave goodwill messages and commended Amaechi as a game changer and a man of Principle.
Highlights of the occasion was the solidarity speech made by Rt.Hon. Otelemaba Dan-Amachree,the Speaker of Rivers House of Assembly who led 25 members loyal to the Governor to pledge their loyalty despite pressures and inducements to betray the Governor.