The leader of All Progressives Congress in Rivers State and the South South, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared his support for the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, Awara Biokpomabo.
Earlier on Wednesday, information had reached The Eagle Online that the APC had concluded talks with the candidate of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, Ezekiel Warigbani, for the election.
Sources, however, said a few knots could not be fully tightened, hence the decision to look for another platform to use.
Following this development, Amaechi urged members of APC and supporters of the party in Rivers State to massively vote on Saturday for Biokpomabo, a riverine man from Kula-Kalabari in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.
The minister of Transportation made this declaration on Wednesday morning in Eleme, Eleme LGA of Rivers State, while addressing APC members and supporters ahead of the March 9 polls.
He noted that although the main opposition APC in Rivers State was still in court over the non-inclusion of the party’s standard bearer, Pastor Tonye Cole, an indigene of Abonnema-Kalabari in Akuku-Toru LGA, on the ballot, it was pertinent to adopt the candidate of the AAC considering the closeness of the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
He said: “This morning, the leadership of the party met and agreed that we would work with a party called African Action Congress, while we are still in court to reclaim our mandate.
“So, on Saturday (March 9), we will vote for AAC.
“You must go home and vote for AAC.
“There should be no excuse not to vote, because there will be security for everybody.
“You must prepare and make sure you win the governorship election.
“The moment the governorship election is won by AAC’s candidate this Saturday and the new governor is inaugurated on May 29, 2019, by June this year, there will be local government’s chairmanship and councillorship elections.
‘So, you should all go out and vote and make sure that you are not rigged out.”
There was however no word on who the APC members should vote for in the House of Assembly poll.