Port Harcourt APC Rally: An Eye Opener To Amaechi – PDP
The Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the near empty
stadium that greeted Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi's guests who were
mobilized to witness his official declaration for the All Progressives
Congress, APC, is enough counsel that he is no longer relevant in Rivers
The PDP in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the State
Chairman, Jerry Needam said the poor turnout of supporters that marked the
APC rally which left the only 14,000 capacity stadium yawning for
occupation should be a source of worry to Gov Amaechi who had earlier
boasted for over 40 million crowd.
Even with the scanty turn-out, the statement noted that those that
attended the rally were mainly a rented crowd who were pad N30,000 each by
Amaechi's council chairmen under duress.
The party notes that the surprise package has forced a bewildered Amaechi
to claim that today's event is no longer a declaration rally but to
announce that the federal government is ruling with impunity.
Is mere observation or announcement of one's assumption enough reason to
bring the National Exco of the APC including a former Head of State to
Rivers State for a rally at this busy period of Christmas, the PDP
Not expressing surprise over the cheap denial, the PDP recalls a similar
contradiction when in 2011 while addressing a political rally in Port
Harcourt, Gov Amaechi openly declared that those who carry broom are
sourmen and juju priests and today he is carrying broom, a proof that he
is a juju priest who should have no place in a Christian state like
“It's in the light of this that we can never be perturbed and also wish to
advise all those rented to fill the empty stadium as APC supporters with
the promise of monthly salaries through SURE-P to beware of a man who
changes his statement minute per minute”, the PDP stressed.