The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has insisted that he will no longer support the Governorship ambition of the Lawmaker representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe.
Amaechi spoke during a meeting with the Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders Forum, held over the weekend.
He said: “There is no fight in the APC. I am not in any way stopping Abe from running for the Governorship (position), but what I know is that I will not support him. Abe is daring me; an Ikwerre son. He is abusing me everyday. I will ensure I use Ikwerre votes on him.”
He added that his Ikwerre ethnic group had 1.1 million votes, out of the 2.5 million eligible voters in the State.
Amaechi maintained that the position of the Governor in the State was rotational among the various ethnic groups, saying that it would amount to greed, should Ikwerre hold on to power for more than 12 years.
The former Rivers State Governor, stated that he would support a person from the Riverine Area to occupy the position of the Governor for eight years, before power would move to Ogoni.
“At the moment, we have not chosen a candidate. Only God will decide who will become the next Governor”, Amaechi stressed.
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