The Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the near empty stadium that greeted Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s guests who were mobilized to witness his official declaration for the All Progressives Congress, APC, is enough counsel that he is no longer relevant in Rivers political calculation.
The PDP in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Jerry Needam said the poor turnout of supporters that marked the APC rally which left the only 14,000 capacity stadium yawning for occupation should be a source of worry to Gov Amaechi who had earlier boasted for over 40 million crowd.
Even with the scanty turn-out, the statement noted that those that attended the rally were mainly a rented crowd who were pad N30,000 each by Amaechi’s council chairmen under duress.
The party notes that the surprise package has forced a bewildered Amaechi to claim that today’s event is no longer a declaration rally but to announce that the federal government is ruling with impunity.
Is mere observation or announcement of one’s assumption enough reason to bring the National Exco of the APC including a former Head of State to Rivers State for a rally at this busy period of Christmas, the PDP queried.
Not expressing surprise over the cheap denial, the PDP recalls a similar contradiction when in 2011 while addressing a political rally in Port Harcourt, Gov Amaechi openly declared that those who carry broom are sourmen and juju priests and today he is carrying broom, a proof that he is a juju priest who should have no place in a Christian state like Rivers.
“It’s in the light of this that we can never be perturbed and also wish to advise all those rented to fill the empty stadium as APC supporters with the promise of monthly salaries through SURE-P to beware of a man who changes his statement minute per minute”, the PDP stressed.
SA, On Media to
State PDP Chairman
Monday, December 23, 2013.