Rivers Re-run: We Will Bend It A Bit – Amaechi
BEVERLY HILLS, December 08, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has described legislative rerun poll in Rivers state as “the election of our lives”, charging the people to turn out en masse for the election scheduled for Saturday and that their safety is assured.
Speaking at a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Amaechi stated that the era of asking the people not to fight was over, threatening that this time round, “we will bend it a bit”.
His words, “This is what we call the election of our lives. Before I used to tell you, 'Please don't fight'. Is that not what I used to tell you?.
“But I think we will bend it a bit… I don't want my church to stop me from taking Holy Communion. So, what I will tell you is don't kill anybody, but do not be killed.”
“Now let me explain why I said that. My friend in the army said if you hear the sound of a gun, it's not meant for you. The implication therefore is that if you allow them shoot you, you will die. So, don't allow them.
“It is not they alone who that have the right to life; you also have a right to life. I don't want to hear 'They shot me and took the result sheet'. If anybody takes the result sheet, take it back from him. You know I have never spoken like this before.”
The former Rivers governor further told the party supporters not to call him earlier than 6pm on the day of election because his phones would be off.
“The only time you can call me is after 6pm, and that is to tell me how we won,” he said.
Also speaking, the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Ganduje, who chairs the Rivers State Election Rerun Campaign Committee, warned that members of the party would not be at the receiving end of any form of violence during the election.
He advised supporters of the main opposition party in Rivers state to take cover and shoot their opponents if they (opponents) pulled the trigger during the exercise on Saturday.