Rotimi Amaechi ‘If there was no change, I’d be finished,’ Governor says

Amaechi also said that the government had already ordered security agencies to arrest him if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has said that he would’ve been in trouble if President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari had not won the March 28 elections.

Amaechi also said that the government had already ordered security agencies to arrest him if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election.

The governor made the statement on Thursday, May 14, 2015, during the public presentation of ‘Dynamics of Change: The Amaechi Years,’ a book edited by a former Managing Director of Daily Times, Yemi Ogunbiyi, and author, Chidi Amuta.

“I was so determined that there would be change because if there was no change, I would be finished. For me, it was a matter of life and death. The federal government sent a signal that if they won, nobody should allow me to leave Nigeria,” Amaechi said.

“I knew I was going to be in trouble. Anything that would cause that change not to take place, I was ready to make that sacrifice. One day Asiwaju got angry with me. He was very angry. I went to his house with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and knelt down, saying ‘please let’s not disagree, let’s win first and then we can disagree,” the governor added.

The event was also attended by All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu and Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka who both commended Amaechi for his bravery.

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