ALLEGATIONS TO RIG IN 2019: Fight for your right, stop crying, Amaechi advises Gov Wike

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called on Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to stop crying and fight for his right.

Governor Wike recently alleged of a plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2019 general elections in Rivers State and vowed that he was ready to stop the APC in the state even if it will cost his live and those of his supporters.

“If the Federal Government is going to kill all of us, so be it. Because we know what they have planned and their strategies and so when it is time, we will face the APC squarely in this state. Just watch,” he had said.

But in his response to Wike’s statement, Amaechi, who was the immediate past Governor of the state, described Wike as “cry cry governor.” He admonished him to stop crying because it is still early to do that.

He stated this when he met with members of the APC in Eleme kingdom, Rivers State.

“Fight for your right. I fought for my right (during the Jonathan’s administration) when the President was molesting and harassing me, I got up, mobilised Rivers People and we fought for our right.

“We would not have won Rivers governorship because they rigged everywhere, wrote results and brought army and police to chase us away,” Amaechi said.

He said that the complaints by Wike about police, army and INEC was because he was scared that the APC may treat him the way PDP treated APC in the state during his (Amaechi’s) administration.

He said Wike should not be afraid as “President Buhari will not allow that to happen. He will not allow any police man to stop anyone from voting.

“That person (Wike) is there shouting ‘INEC, police’ while he was inside INEC building the day of election and they were writing results and we didn’t complain. Now he is shouting ‘INEC o, police o’ because he is afraid.

“But we’ll follow the law; we shall vote on that day and get our people to vote for us. If we win, we thank God.
“If he wins, we thank God. It will be free and fair. Let him stop crying because its too early. When a man starts crying, it means he is afraid.

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“Did I cry about President Goodluck Jonathan? I didn’t cry, I came out to fight for my right. But this man is crying because of ordinary one police CSP every day.

“What do you call him, ‘cry cry governor.’ He is a governor with one agenda, namely ‘Amaechi.’ He sleeps and wakes he dreams of Amaechi. He has no adviser. He sees me in his dreams. You know I’m a Catholic, there are powers they gave to us to fly at night to go and meet them,” Amaechi said.


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