By Godson Ikiebey-
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared his support for Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state.
Same party, Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, contested the presidential election under.
Amaechi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known while addressing APC members and supporters in Eleme local government area of the state, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
He urged APC members to massively vote for Biokpomabo during the governorship election on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The minister said that there were “numerous benefits they would derive from the government” while noting that the APC was still in court over the non-inclusion of the party’s standard bearer, Tonye Cole, on the ballot.
He said that it was important to adopt the candidate of AAC, “considering the closeness” of the governorship and state 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 (AAC), while we are still in court to reclaim our mandate.
“So, on Saturday, 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”.