Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has called on supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC to get ready to mobilise so as to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Amaechi made this call during a New Year visit to inaugurate 100 motorcycles to begin the registration of APC members in Tai Local Government Area.
He said, “On the day of the election in 2015, I want you (the people of Tai) to support the All Progressives Congress, vote out PDP and you will get the implementation of the UNEP report.
“In the 2011 elections, (Tai people) were among those who voted President (Goodluck) Jonathan into office and we have nothing to show for it as dividends of democracy. The only way you can pay back PDP is to vote out the party.
“PDP has the police to intimidate us, but, I tell you as a people, in a democracy, power belongs to the people to choose their leaders.
“So, you must protect the Rivers interest because we have suffered much in the hands of the PDP. We all must therefore defend the interest of All Progressives Congress.”
He explained once again that one of the reasons why he left the PDP for the APC was the non-implementation of the UNEP report by the Federal Government, adding that it was wrong for the Federal Government to deprive the people of Ogoni from receiving their compensation and enjoy a habitable environment.
However, the State PDP Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah, dismissed Amaechi’s call on the people to vote out the party in the 2015, adding that the PDP would remain the ruling party in the state in 2015.