Former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State will lose power in the next two months because the current administration has performed poorly.
Amaechi who was addressing members of Ward 12 at Rumuigbo Civic Centre last week during a town hall meeting, accused the administration of misappropriating Rivers money, saying that was the reason they were looking for who would protect them when they leave office.
The former Transportation Minister had urged the people to be ready to vote out the government, and vote in Tonye Cole, the APC governorship candidate in next year’s election.
Amaechi said the APC government would focus on empowerment and removing the alleged shame that had enveloped the people currently.
He spoke of how he empowered Rivers people through his employment of 20,000 teachers and sending of indigent students to overseas on scholarship programmes.
He also pointed at the Hospital Road, Health Centre and others as projects his administration executed for Rumuigbo people, and urged the people to compare his administration with the current one in the state.
Amaechi also criticized the current administration’s flyover projects and their costs, saying during his time as governor what they executed were inter exchanges, giving an example with the Obiri Ikwerre Flyover along East-West Road, which he described as more durable.
The former governor equally made a light joke of his associates who abandoned him and went to the other camps, alluding to the fact that he made them what they were. He also alleged that some of them pocketed money he gave for distribution to the people, saying from now he would go directly to the wards to distribute the money.
He urged the people to stand their ground and be ready to vote for Tonye Cole, the APC governorship flag bearer in 2023 in order to enjoy dividends of democracy.