Thursday, 19 December 2013

Why I Joined APC - Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has again given reasons why he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Amaechi said he joined the APC to protect the interests of Rivers State which have been neglected by the PDP federal government.

He said the state suffers neglect and victimization in the absence of federal government projects in the state and the ceding of oil wells in the state to neighbouring states.

He urged people of the state to be politically conscious and become agents of progressive change to vote out the ruling PDP at the Federal level

Governor Amaechi spoke while having an interactive session with medical doctors in the state in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Amaechi said APC holds the light to the country’s rapid development. He also said the party is the alternative to the PDP to reduce general impoverishment in the country.

He said one of the reasons for his disagreement with the Federal Government is over the Soku oil wells  in Rivers State which were ceded to Bayelsa state and which the Rivers State government contested in court.

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