Akpo Bomba Yeeh, former deputy governorship candidate of the African Motion Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, has revealed how Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport and Director Basic of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Marketing campaign Council, deliberate to rig the state’s governorship election utilizing officers of the Nigeria Military, Police, Division of State Service (DSS) and the Federal Particular Anti-Theft Squad (F-SARS).
Yeeh made the revelation on Monday at a press convention in Port Harcourt, capital of the state, the place he introduced his defection from the AAC to the Peoples Demovcratic Social gathering (PDP).
He stated after he and Biokpomabo Awara emerged the deputy governorship and governorship candidates of the get together, there have been no marketing campaign actvities to suggest their readiness for the election.
“Nonetheless, 72 hours to the elections, we acquired the excellent news that the AAC had been adopted by the Honourable Rotimi Amaechi-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election, having been barred by the court docket from fielding any candidate for the final election within the state, save for the presidential election,” he stated..
“In adopting the AAC, Rotimi Amaechi emphatically assured us that he was going to fund and do each different factor below the solar to present us victory on the polls.
“He additional disclosed to us that he had already assembled safety personnel drawn from the Nigerian Military, the Police, DSS and FSARS to supply ample safety cowl and embattlement for members of the AAC and APC to successfully rig the governorship election and have us declared as winners come March 9, 2019.”
However he defined that these guarantees got here with stringent circumstances “that confer de facto governance on the Minister of Transport”.
“First, he should be the one to nominate 90% of all political workplace holders, together with commissioners, particular advisers, chairmen and members of presidency boards, companies and parastatals.
“Second, he should be the one to appoint and produce all of the 23 native authorities counciI chairmen and different principal officers of the councils. We, that’s Engineer Biokpomabo and my humble self, should seek the advice of and take insructions from him on all monetary coverage and monetary issues, in addition to the award and cost of contracts and different monetary transactions upon our inauguration as governor and Deputy Governor of the state.”
Yeeh added that as well as, he was pressured to “signal an un-dated letter of resignation because the Deputy Governor of Rivers State to pave approach for Rotimi Amaechi to appoint one other particular person of his alternative as Deputy Governor”.
“These had been slavish circumstances for any rational politician price his title to just accept, however I pretended to play alongside as a result of doing in any other case at the moment would have been too harmful for the security of my life, given Rotimi Amaechi’s unconcealed desperation to take away Governor Nyesom Wike from workplace and set up his stooge within the particular person of Engr Awara in opposition to all odds,” he stated.