The Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state to defend themselves and their votes during the upcoming Rivers rerun election.
Rivers Rerun: Defend Your Lives - Amaechi Urges APC Supporters
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to hold rerun elections in Rivers state on Saturday, December 10.
According to Vanguard, Amaechi said “Before now, l used to tell my Party members to vote and protect their votes, but there has been complaints of indecent attacks from the PDP , so, l have asked the APC party members to protect their votes and their lives as well, because the PDP cannot be bigger than everybody everywhere.”
The former Governor of Rivers state also called on his supporters not to listen to the lies being peddled against him by Governor Nyesom Wike. He accused Wike of making up stories to gain cheap popularity and promote violence.
Speaking on the APC’s readiness for the rerun election, Amaechi also said “On Wednesday, l will also join the APC stakeholders to carry out further campaigns, while on Thursday, there will be national campaign for the Party in the state to indicate our readiness and preparedness for the re-run elections.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to hold Amaechi responsible if anything happens to Wike.