Why I Left PDP – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has identified ‘the warm attitude of Nigerians towards corruption’, as one of the plagues militating against the progress of the country.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, weekend, on why he dumped Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for All Progressives Congress, APC, Amaechi said it was sad that Nigerians celebrate corruption.

“We celebrate corruption. That is part of the problems of this country.”

According to him, his fight was about promoting accountability, transparency in government and good governance, adding that the quality of leadership was part of the reasons he left PDP.

He said he also left PDP when it became clear to him that the President had no development programme for Rivers State.

“The South-South president is the man who feeds me. I had to fight for the work on the East-West Road. The South-South president should have voted money for the road in 2011. Instead of Niger Delta benefiting from his government, we are losing. What has the President done for Rivers State? Our sin for the delay of the international airport is that we are vocal. They don’t like us.

“They took Soku oil wells and 41 oil wells from Etche to Abia State. Should I remain in that kind of party? Virtually everything that was coming to Rivers State had been taken to Bayelsa State. World Bank confirmed to me that they have confirmed the loan for water. You deny Rivers people opportunity to have water in their homes just because they are quarreling with Amaechi,” he said.

He said it was shocking that the Federal Government could ground helicopters it gave approval for the state to acquire to intensify the anti-oil theft crusade.

“That I am still alive functioning as governor of Rivers State is by the grace of Almighty God. They can keep their federal might. I hear they say by the time they finish with Amaechi, he will know there is federal might,” he added.

He also said that the Federal Government was yet to refund money expended on federal projects in the state, adding “We did Ikwerre Road fly over, Interchange at Obikwere, Port Harcourt Owerri Road, Ada George Road. All these are federal projects we have done for which the money had not been refunded.”

Amaechi admitted that the state was facing some financial difficulties traced to diversion, but said Rivers State was not broke.

“We are under pressure but not broke,” he said.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Jonathan live this gentle man alone. Is he the only person in nigeria, go treat one gov. In north whether you will survive it. Amechi, you shall conquer all evil plot against you…. AMECHI ALL THE WAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!. all the igbos are saying amechi is following the northerners. Yes!. The northers will never let him down.

  2. Amechi is a fool of d 1st order…stop feeding us wif U̶̲̥̅̊я lies jus bcos U̶̲̥̅̊ wnt favour. Cross river state did not borrow money 2 provid water 4 her ppl, moreover akwa ibom did federal roads 2 A̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ƌ̲̣̣̣̥ av not gotten d funds back frm FG yet. So dnt speak as if its only rivers state…Amechi, u are a failure, God W̶̲̥̅̊Ȋ̝̊̅ℓℓ punish u.

  3. Victor u are the number one mumu,the Governor spend the state money on federal government project,and he request something from the fed gov they didn’t do it u fool came up with your senseless speech,Ameachi all your enemies will progress they will come and beg you for appointment at last

  4. Amaechi and Nigerian Politicians should take a cue from this, we are tired of complaints and cross carpeting:

    POLITICIANS AND STATESMEN

    Want to know the difference between a POLITICIAN and a STATESMAN? It is said a Politician worries about the next Election while a Statesman worries about the next Generation.

    When are we going to have a real Statesman in this country? When are we going to have people like Ghandi (Bappu), Mandela (Madiba), and the outgoing New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg as Politicians-Statesmen that can overshadow our polity for good?

    What we see now are power mongers, power grabbers, money grabbers, ethnic jingoist and all what not as rulers: Rulers and not Leaders from Independence till now.

    Even the money they stole from the National Treasury they have no panache to play Robin Hood with. Too brutish and crude fellows we are burdened with as rulers. But let’s see this man, Michael R. Bloomberg, outgoing Mayor of New York, flourishing as a Statesman did by spending $650million of his personal money on the city of New York.

    Read More:

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/nyregion/cost-of-being-mayor-650-million-if-hes-rich.html

     

  5. Is he d 1st 2 work a federal roads? D̶̲̥̅̊ø U̶̲̥̅̊ knw how many federal road ∂α̲̅t has bin don by akpabio administration? Rivers state has enough money 2 provide water her citizen, amechi must be a thief. He he cannot respect our president he wil neva be respected. David neva touch nor dis regard king saul i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ d bible.

  6. Is he d 1st 2 work a federal roads? D̶̲̥̅̊ø U̶̲̥̅̊ knw how many federal road ∂α̲̅t has bin don by akpabio administration? Rivers state has enough money 2 provide water 4 her citizen, amechi must be a thief. He he cannot respect our president he wil neva be respected. David neva touch nor dis regard king saul i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ d bible.

  7. I may agree somehw with d Gov. But wot am affraid of d amount of abuses upon d Commander In Chief! I somehw feel there’s more 2 dis accusations, Its either d 1st Lady Or the PGEJ! Let’s ask Him about creek road, Aggrey road, Hospital road or even creating a new road linking Borikiri 2 Churchill, He won’t go there why? COZ he’s problem is not getting d waterfronts 4 Himself and Atiku! Na tribal sentiments dey cause dis issues, He has 4gotten all he said when he became Gov. Now d PGEJ is d reason 4 living PDP! Maybe when he reads dis my comment, He’ll leave Government House!! Be Focused and Talk less and do more Or better still-SEE OMEHIA STYLE OF ADMINISTRATION

  8. @victor if u don’t know wat to say here just keep that your stinky mouth shut.Gov Amaechi I will continue to vote for u 101 times u are a good leader

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