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We’ll prevent rigging, says Buhari

Speaking at the APC rally in Port Harcourt on Monday, Buhari said the party would prevent rigging and other forms of electoral malpractices in the…

Speaking at the APC rally in Port Harcourt on Monday, Buhari said the party would prevent rigging and other forms of electoral malpractices in the country.
“APC, as a party, will do everything constitutionally to ensure that there is credible election in Nigeria. Most of you had not been born when we fought to entrench an indivisible Nigeria. Nigeria has the required resources to develop the nation but we are yet to witness development. The dawn of democracy brought about excitement and enthusiasm from Nigerians but after 14 years of democracy change has not come,” he said.
On his part, the Interim National Chairman of the party Chief Bisi Akande commended the members of House of Representatives who recently defected to the party for taking the bold step, despite threats from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to declare their seats vacant.
“When we visited Rivers State a couple of weeks ago, we begged you people to join our party, but today our prayer has been answered, as Rivers State is now an APC State,” he added.
The national leader of the party, former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu, in his speech, described Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as a ”wonder boy” who is determined to liberate Rivers from the shackles of corruption and bad leadership.
“We want Amaechi in APC because of his courage and determination to liberate Rivers people from corruption and bad leadership. Without your courage, we would not witness what we are seeing today. Your courage has made Rivers State to be captured by APC. Today is the launching of broom revolution. We are here to sweep out corruption, bad leadership and abuse of power from Rivers State.
“We are here to remove termites and cockroaches of corruption and nepotism. Our revolution for change started with five governors to eight governors to 11 and now we have 16 governors in our fold,” he said.
In his speech, the party’s Interim Vice Chairman of the South-South zone Chief Tom Ikimi said that the gathering of party leaders in Port Harcourt was a turning point in the political history of Rivers State.
He said the APC revolution has swept across Kano, Sokoto, Borno, Adamawa, Kwara, Rivers and Edo States, adding that “with Rivers and Edo States firmly in APC, the conquest of Delta State is imminent.”
Earlier, Governor Amaechi said he was one of those listed in the purported political list as claimed by former President Obasanjo to be eliminated by President Jonathan.
He called on federal government to allow both the World Bank and the Agricultural Development Bank to carry out the proposed water project in the state.

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