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Group vows to drag Amaechi into presidential race

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By Hannah Isibor

ABUJA — A group, the Broad-Minded Youth Assembly, BYA, has pledged to drag Governor Rotimi Amaechi into the 2015 presidential contest following what it claimed, was  his sterling performance as governor of Rivers State.

The group in a statement in Abuja,  weekend, also flayed what it described as recent political distractions against the governor in his home state.

National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Mohammed Hassan, said  following the meeting specifically called for the redeployment of Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu out of the state on the basis of alleged political bias, “The likes of Rotimi Amaechi if given the opportunity can turn around Nigeria and move it to its rightful position in the committee of nations.”

Describing as laughable, insinuations that Amaechi was positioning himself to be vice-president in 2015, he said ”If hard work and purposeful leadership are considerable basis for persons vying for the highest political office in the land, then Governor Amaechi stands qualified by every ramification.”

The group also flayed the political developments that led to the split of the Nigeria Governors Forum, describing same as undemocratic and shameful.

“We welcome the prompt intervention of the National Assembly in the affairs of the Rivers State House of the Assembly, which will have set a bad precedence in our nascent democracy.”

The group flayed what it cited as the political bias of the Commissioner of Police and First Lady Patience Jonathan in recent political developments in the state.

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