Amaechi has misplaced 70% of political followership in Rivers – APC

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The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has mentioned former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has misplaced over 70 per cent of his political followership within the state.

The Secretary of the State APC Caretaker Committee, Eric Nwibani, acknowledged this at a information briefing in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Nwibani additional mentioned except for shedding his help base, Amaechi, a former Governor of the State, has additionally misplaced three election circles from 2015 to 2023 regardless of being what he termed ‘a super minister’ and an influential member of the previous President Muhammadu Buhari kitchen cupboard as a two-time Director General of Buhari’s Presidential Campaigns.

Nwibani was reacting to a press release credited to Amaechi, that those that left him to work with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, did so as a result of they may not endure starvation.

He famous that Amaechi ought to fairly ponder on why generations of followers have been leaving his political camp fairly than throw tantrums and accusations.

He acknowledged, “Amaechi has misplaced over 70 per cent of his followership. I’m carried out working with Amaechi. Let me let you know the kind of chief Amaechi is.

“In 2019, through the presidential marketing campaign rally of President Buhari on the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, 16 Rivers individuals died because of stampede.

“Three individuals from Obio/Akpo and different LGAs of the State, Amaechi visited three households in Obio/Akpo and promised the households by their leaders that he would do one thing for the deceased households.

“But he didn’t turn up. That is the kind of a leader Amaechi is.”

Continuing, Nwibani mentioned, “He (Amaechi)  carries bitterness through the years. I heard him say he was going to plan to win the following election.

“How? You have been an excellent minister and also you couldn’t win the final election, is it now that you’re out of presidency which you can win an election?

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“Amaechi can’t say these working with Wike are hungry. I don’t know the place he labored earlier than becoming a member of politics. We know he made cash from authorities and politics.

“I do know that Chief Victor Giadom is just not hungry. I do know that Ojukaye Flag Amachree is just not, Sampson Ngerigbari and plenty of others are usually not hungry individuals. I don’t know what knowledgeable him of the assertion that he made that these now working with Wike are hungry.

“Yes, Wike is a PDP man. But he’s a Rivers son and is doing very effectively as an FCT minister working within the authorities of President Tinubu.

“We want to present him all of the help he deserves. You can’t run a celebration aground and lose three consecutive elections because of ineffective management qualities and count on individuals to nonetheless comply with you.

“Three good circles and also you imagine that these individuals will proceed to comply with you, it’s not attainable.

“He left PDP in 2014 for APC, and nobody threw stones at him, why is he carrying bitterness because he lost the election against President Tinubu in 2023.”

Meanwhile, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Chibuike Ikenga, has mentioned the occasion is finding out the courtroom judgement, which mentioned the 27 Pro-Wike lawmakers led by Martin Amaewhule are nonetheless members of the PDP.

Ikenga acknowledged, “Well, the choice of the Court is what it’s. Ours is to obey or attraction.

“But as we speak, our leadership is looking at it, and based on the advice from the legal department of our party, we will take a position on it.”

Asked how quickly that can occur he mentioned, “I think the process is on now. We are in stakeholder engagement, so we will know the next line of action afterwards.”



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