2019: ‘APC Must Go Back To God In Prayers And Thanksgiving,’ Says Amaechi
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the 2019 general elections, it must go back to God in prayers and thanksgiving.
Amaechi, said this on Monday, in Port Harcourt, while speaking of his miraculous inauguration as governor on October 26, 2007, after the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court that declared him the duly elected governor of the state.
At the special thanksgiving service to mark the 10th anniversary of the apex court’s judgement, Amaechi urged members in his political circle to re-dedicate themselves and restore their commitment to God.
He said: “The truth is that we believed God. Some who did not believe left us, just as they are leaving now. God told me that what he will do in Rivers State will tingle the ears, and I believed. We were so broke, we could not pay legal fees or children’s school fees.
“My wife prayed everyday and night. I fasted and prayed for three months. I told God ‘I have a friend who has money, please make him remember me.’ I called my friend and he told me he has been looking for me. I told him I was in Ghana and he asked for my account. He sent me N200 million. This is just to tell you that I believed God and he answered me.”
Amaechi wondered why many of his friends and political associates, whom he helped one way or another, decided to turn against him, noting that it was God’s way of creating a vacuum for the youths to take charge.
He added: “We must all go back to God in faith and prayers. Those who want to leave can go. I have come to understand that God passes us through these challenges to prove himself. Now that they have left, for me, this is an opportunity for the youths. It is your turn. You must ensure that we get to power, for you to fill the vacuum left.
“I have sometimes asked God, ‘why do you use me to bless people and after blessing them, they run away.’ Count how many people in Rivers State politics today that I did not help somehow. I do not want to take the glory away from God. So, for those who left, may God bless them.