A presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Amaechi, has urged members of the party in Rivers State not to be intimidated by the People’s Democratic Party.
The former Minister of Transportation spoke, on Wednesday, when he toured wards in Port Harcourt City LGA.
The former Rivers Governor said APC members should not be afraid of going out to canvass for votes in order to win the governorship election in the state.
“Please, do not be intimidated by the PDP. I hear that they were going round to stop you from gathering,” he said.
“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 mobilise them to support you to win the election. When we win, we will empower our people, we will give scholarships.”
He also claimed that the PDP cannot win elections in Rivers because the party has not done well.
“All of us must go out today to mobilise 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,” he said.
“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 realised 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.”