Despite the controversies trailing the ministerial nomination of the former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed joy over the news of the nomination of the former governor as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Rivers APC described Amaechi’s nomination as a fitting independence anniversary gift to Rivers State and her people.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya in Port Harcourt.
According to the Rivers APC, “With the listing, of Rt. Hon. Amaechi as a ministerial nominee despite all the manipulations, witch-hunting and other evil plots by Chief Nyesom Wike and his cohorts, we are elated that, once more, good has prevailed over evil, God over devil, Amaechi over wicked Wike, light over darkness, patriotism over nepotism. By this singular act, President Muhammadu Buhari has given us the best 55th independence anniversary gift.
“President Buhari has proven that he is not only a man of honour, integrity and principle but also a man who cherishes and promotes friendship and patriotism. We are proud that Buhari did not allow the propaganda by Wike and his cohorts to sway him from the fact that Amaechi is a man that he can trust any day and anytime.”
Rivers APC assured President Buhari that Amaechi would not only bring honour to his administration but would also work very hard to make his administration one of the best ever in the annals of Nigeria’s history. “As we congratulate Amaechi, we urge him to be steadfast in his drive for a better Nigeria by giving out his best as the failure of the Buhari administration will be blamed on him in view of the risks and sacrifices he made in bringing the APC government to birth,” the party said.

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