Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has assured Rivers people of continued and adequate security, and that they will sleep with their two eyes closed if he was re-elected into office in April this year.
Governor Amaechi made the promise when he inaugurated members of his re-election campaign team at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, state secretariat in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Governor Amaechi who spoke at the event, commented on the statement credited to the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Rivers State and former Transport Minister, Dr. Abiye Sekibo during the formal opening of his campaign office in Port Harcourt, that he will provide security for Rivers people to sleep with their two eyes wide open if voted into office.
According to Amaechi, “when I listened to the statement of one of the parties that said you will sleep with your two eyes wide open if you vote for them, I then ask, if your two eyes are open, are you sleeping? Surely, you are not. In our government, you have been sleeping and will continue to sleep with your two eyes closed. We are not assuring our people of security because we already have security.
“Those who caused the insecurity in the past are now coming back to assure us of security. They had visited us with insecurity, ran away to Abuja, now, we have secured the town, they are back to bring insecurity.”
“You cant caused insecurity and go to secure your life in Abuja only to come back to govern Rivers State. You can only govern Rivers State when you have secured the lives of our people. You can’t govern Rivers State from Abuja because you won’t know what is good or bad in Rivers State, you won’t know the sufferings of our people,” he said.
Amaechi challenged Dr. Sekibo to show to Rivers people what he did to better their lives when he was in office as SSG in the previous administration of Dr. Odili, noting that those who led the state into lawlessness and insecurity in the past are now coming back to ask for votes from the same people whom they inflicted hardship and pains.
Governor Amaechi however told members of his campaign team to concentrate on issues-based campaigns.