By Jimitota Onoyume, Port Harcourt
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday endorsed Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as his candidate for next year’s governorship election.
The president, who spoke at a special civic reception organised for the governor by his ethnic group on the platform of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural organisation, further called on the governor to context the election.
The president, who was represented by the vice president, Namadi Sambo, cited Amaechi’s performance in the state as the major factor behind the endorsement.
“Amaechi is a special person. Amaechi, please run and run. We have endorsed you as our aspirant. Rivers people have made a good choice. Rivers is the only state that has a well furnished and equipped secondary school in Nigeria and the entire West Africa.
“When you have an intelligent and performing son like Amaechi, the right thing is to support him. I will support Amaechi and Rivers State.”