The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Odigie Oyegun has urged the people of Rivers State to join other Nigerians in voting out the Peoples Democratic Party out in the coming elections.
“During the PDP South-South campaign, he (President Goodluck Jonathan) told the whole nation that APC does not exist in Rivers State; that it is only a poster party. We were worried and we concerned. Your governor, a fantastic man, was challenged,” said Oyegun at a rally to celebrate Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s seven years in office.
“So, today, he brought all of us here. The entire leadership of APC is lined up here today. I want to tell you that we have come. I want to tell you that we have seen; I want to tell you that we are convinced, that your great governor, Chubuike Amaechi, controls Rivers State; that APC is in charge of Rivers State.
“Finally, those of you who will work for and will make sure that we get a permanent voter card so that they can vote on that day so that we can make Nigeria PDP-free as Rivers is today Ebola-free, give me a great big o yeah!” he said.
Also speaking at the event, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakr, who is also contesting the presidential election, said the growth witnessed by Rivers State was unprecedented.
“Do you want the progress to continue? Do you want to feel the projects? Do you want to eradicate poverty? Do you want to go to good schools? Do you want good roads? Do you want power? Vote APC, vote APC, vote APC,” he added.
Dignitaries of the party present at the rally include: Former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari, Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Presidential aspirant, Sam Nda-Isaiah, among others.