With few weeks to the presidential election, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has again assured that the All Progressives Congress, APC, under Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will turn the country’s misfortunes around if elected.
He noted that the current challenges plaguing the country would adequately be addressed with the needed political will to positively turn around the country’s wheel of development.
Amaechi spoke in Degema, Obonoma and Abonnema communities in Degema and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas of the state during APC’s ward to ward campaign.
He criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for not taking decisive action on the recent tragic shooting that disrupted the APC rally in Okirika, Rivers State.
He said: “This election is not about brother, it is about your stomach. If dollar likes, it can get to N300 or N400 to a dollar, the President can afford it but you can’t afford it. Now they tried everything possible to stop the dollar from losing control. They couldn’t because the economy will determine whether the dollar will lose control or not and the economy has done that already.
“Another one is fuel. They have done everything possible to pay for fuel. They can’t pay. The money is not there. Now, there is fuel crisis. If they win, they will abandon you completely because they have no solution to the problems.
“The first solution to the problems is a new government. Are we going to win? The answer is yes. We have not started campaign. We will start campaign by the end of this week. We will see the crowd again that will frighten the president. Nigerians want change. Things have got to change.”
He decried the poor state of the federal road in Kalabari area, assuring that Buhari, when elected president, will fix the road and bring other democratic dividends to the state.
“See your road. Two years ago, I sat with the president and Kalabari chiefs and I said, ‘Allow me take this road. The president said no’. You can see the road. Next rainy season, you cannot drive into this place unless you change the President and if you change the President, then the new President can fix the road.”