Wike, The Entire PDP On The Run, As Amaechi Declares No 2019 Automatic Ticket, Set To Take Back Rivers By ALL Means

By Post Nigeria April 26, 2017 06:52

Wike, The Entire PDP On The Run, As Amaechi Declares No 2019 Automatic Ticket, Set To Take Back Rivers By ALL Means

As activities for the 2019 Rivers State Governorship election gather momentum, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, hosted chieftains of Ogoni, Rivers State extraction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.

Describing the meeting as a family gathering, Amaechi who spoke through the Senatorial Secretary, Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone of APC, Dr Batom Ndegwe, said the visit was to show solidarity to the Minister, ahead of 2019.

Reacting to the purpose of the meeting, former Rivers State Commissioner for Works and APC National Deputy Publicity Secretary, Victor Giadom, dismissed insinuation that the State chapter of the party was in crisis, insisting that there was no controversy over who is the leader of the party, between Senator Magnus Abe and Amaechi.

“You can see that every member of our party from Ogoni extraction is here today, except very few who are unavoidably absent, but I am sure what we are doing here has their blessings also.

“So, we do not have any division in our party; our party is stronger, and we will remain strong to face the PDP in 2019. It is not disputable who our leader is in Rivers State. The leader of our party is Chibuike Amaechi. Senator Abe is also a leader of the party, we are all leaders in the party standing before you, but the leader of the party in the State is not in dispute”, he said.

The party chieftain also ruled out any automatic ticket for the 2019 Governorship election, revealing that the position of the Ogoni people ahead of 2019, was to entrench internal democracy.

“Well, you know politics is a democratic process, whoever will emerge as the Gubernatorial candidate of our party, will come out of a clear democratic process. So, we as Ogoni people are interested, just like any other tribe in the State, but the person must come out of a more organised and more transparent democratic process.

“Though 2019 is far, what we need to do is to re-position the party in Ogoni, even in the State, and that is what we are doing,” he said.

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