Massive Crowd As APC Leaders Visit Port Harcourt To Woo Governor Amaechi
The ongoing move by leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC to woo aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), otherwise referred to as G-7 governors continued today with a visit to Port Harcourt to woo Governor Rotimi Amaechi into joining the party.
The visit which was originally scheduled for yesterday was postponed due to what the APC leaders called logistic challenges.
The leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress, led by former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, party Chairman Bisi Akande and former Governor Bola Tinubu arrived the Rivers Government House, Port Harcourt and conferred with governor Amaechi before proceeding to an elaborate reception ceremony being held for them .
Others in the entourage include former Speaker of the House of Representative, Aminu Masari, former Governor John Oyegun, National Vice Chairman of the APC for the South South, Tom Ikimi …
At the reception ground, there is a lot of dancing and rejoicing as thousands of Rivers citizen thronged the venue and turned the visit to a massive political carnival.
Speaking at the reception, Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, described Governor Amaechi as a bundle of courage, a brilliant man being persecuted. “He is a leader of the leaders. And we think we will not go home without asking you, through him to join the APC. APC is the party of the progressives and that is where Rivers state belongs.”
In his own speech, former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said amidst cheers: “We were ready to come yesterday but the airspace was blocked. We did not want to offend anybody so we put our visit for today.
“Amaechi is a progressive. He is a visionary. He is focused. We know the basis of his persecution. It is because he fought for the oil and revenue of Rivers state. He is doing well. He is giving our children the greatest weapon against poverty – education.
“I urge you to ask Governor Amaechi to lead you to the APC. The progressives are offering the rescue boat. This is a mission to rescue Nigeria.”
On his part, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari said “We are here to seek understanding and support from you through your leader, Governor Amaechi. I worked with one of your greatest assets, Prof Tam David West.
“Nigeria is at a crossroad and that is why we decided to come together to rescue this country from destruction. We must get together and get this country moving again. I congratulate Gov. Amaechi for providing education for the people of the state.”
Buhari’s address was followed by goodwill messages from leaders and politicians from the state.
Speaking on behalf of the chairman of the 23 local govts in the state who all mounted dancing, the state ALGON Chairman said “We need to move away from the current cluelessness, visionlessness and purposefullessness. We need to embrace patriotism. Wherever our leader (Amaechi) leads us, we will follow because we have no reason to doubt his ability to lead us well.”
While everyone is waiting on Governor Amaechi to respond to the invitation by the APC to join them, several citizens of the state including the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assemblt as well as members of the National Assembly from Rivers state led by Senator Magnus Abe are speaking and singing the praises of the APC.
The Speaker of the House, Honourable Amchree assures the APCm l;eaders that wherever Amaechi goes, they will go. “We are aware he has been holding nocturnal meetings with the APC. The House wants him to hurry up. Let the marriage happens. We are tired of the dating before someone will have children outside wedlock.”
Honourable Andrew Uchendu,mMember of the House of Representatives said “We have heard all the APC said. You have made very strong case inviting us. We have given our mandate to Rivers governor to discuss with you. Of 3 senators, he has 2 backing him. Of 13 members of House of Reps, he has 10. Of 32 members of the state House of Assembly, 27 are backing him.”
River state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has taken over the microphone. He is singing and dancing. He appears extremely happy.
Amaechi: “When you have God behind you, there is no one else. We have been hearing ‘we will remove him, we will remove him’. Have I been removed? They said they will remove us on the 11. Eleven is Monday. I will dance. The second reason I danced at Okrika is that they said they will stone me at Okrika. I went and it didn’t happen.”
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