Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi says the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are afraid of losing the 2023 governorship election in Rivers State.
Amaechi who made the submission on Wednesday during a tour of some wards in the Port Harcourt City local government area stated that Wike is already shouting and panicking.
According to the former Minister, the people of Rivers State are tired of the PDP and are waiting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to come and save them.
To this end, he called on the APC members and supporters in Rivers State not to be intimidated by anything Wike and his party does.
Amaechi urged APC members not to be intimidated but to go all out and mobilize support for the party.
A statement from the former Governor’s media office quoted him as saying: “Please, do not be intimidated by the PDP. I hear that they were going round to stop you from gathering.
“You must not allow them to stop you. They can only buy those without characters, they are afraid because there is no more writing of results.
“When you see a governor shouting and panicking it means that he is afraid. If you see the ANAP Foundation poll by Atedo Peterside, it says 37 percent of Rivers people are undecided, what it means is that they don’t like PDP, they are waiting for APC.
“So, please go out and mobilize them to support you to win the election. When we win, we will empower our people, we will give scholarships.”
APC Performed Better Than PDP
Amaechi said during his time as Governor, he executed many meaningful projects without making noise and they had positive effects on the people of Rivers State.
In his words, “All of us must go out today to mobilize for victory. If we win, the current poverty you are suffering in the hands of the PDP government will reduce. Don’t forget that it was under my government that we built primary schools and we ran free education for eight solid years.
“We did that because we wanted our parents to divert their money to other meaningful things. We did the same thing in the health sector, we provided free healthcare, we built a dental hospital, we built five flyovers without noise.
“We built the Woji flyover, we built the Obiri/Ikwerre interchange, we built the Agip flyover, we built the Eleme flyover, we built the Eliozu flyover and we built them based on traffic counts.
“We realized that it was more important to build free schools than to build law schools for the federal government. When I left government, I did not leave government to be buying the whole state, I didn’t buy people’s property, I didn’t seize people’s property, I didn’t abuse anybody, I didn’t lie against anybody, I respected both the young and old because I knew that one day I would leave office.
“I created employment, I built the banana farm, I built the Songhai farm and I revived Risonpalm.”