By Samuel Ogundipe
Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has reiterated his confidence in the success of his party’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential elections scheduled for February 14.
Amaechi, who’s the Director-General of Buhari’s Campaign Organisation, also said the APC will win all the upcoming elections across the state.
He said while speaking, Wednesday, at an APC rally at Abua Central in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state.
“Rivers State is a satellite Nigeria. Whatever happens in Rivers State is what will happen in Nigeria. In 1962, Rivers State voted for the NPC (Northern Peoples Congress), and the NPC won in the state and at the national level, he said.”
He added that “In the second republic, we voted for the NPN (National Party of Nigeria) and NPN won the election in Rivers State and the national level. In 1999, Rivers State voted for the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) and PDP won in the state and the national level.”
“In 2015, Rivers State will vote for the APC and APC will rule the state and at the national level. Any direction the state votes are the direction Nigeria will vote.”
Governor Amaechi had come under heavy criticism following his recent comments in which he said his party will set up a parallel government at the center should President Jonathan fail to conduct a free and fair election.