Transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi has charged APC supporters to retaliate any form of threat or violence from the opposition party.
Speaking at a rally in Bera in Gokana local government area, the hometown of APC Rivers South East Senatorial candidate, Magnus Abe, Amaechi said the incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike isn't God, hence can't have the final say.
Amaechi said to teeming supporters: “I will urge all of you if anybody threaten you, please threaten back because all Wike does is to come on the radio and you are scared.
“What are you scared of? ‘Oh they are rigging, oh I will you kill John,‘ ‘I will kill you this and that’. He will kill nobody,
“Wike ran away when armed robbers came to attack him at Garrison sometimes back, meaning that he loves his life. He loves live and is killing people,” he said.
Amaechi said this on Saturday, November 12, 2016 as he vowed to resist any form of intimidation and threat from any quarters in the December 10, 2016 Rivers rerun election.
Amaechi said: “If there is one place APC that shouldn’t campaign, it is Ogoniland but Wike said he must win here.
“It is not as if he is God. Only God can say that but since he is not God, he will fail.
“Wike can never be God. The battle is not in Ogoniland but in the Ikwerre and Ahoada axis.
“So he had better forget here (Ogoniland). He said he will deploy everything.
“Anything he wants to deploy let him deploy, we will deploy our own,” he said.
Continuing, Amaechi said: “Do not behave like democrats who went to sleep. Come out and vote.
“The past elections, we took security for granted. This time, we will not take security for granted.
“If Wike likes, let him come out. At all times he had come out I used to ask does this man remember that he is a governor?
“He doesn’t know what it takes to govern. The only way to show him that is in this election.
“After this election, he will not come this way again,” he said.
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Rotimi Amaechi was an ex-governor of Rivers State, who fell out with his former aide, Nyesom Wike after his fight with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.