*Party wants supporters to fight back on Election Day
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Ahead of Rivers State rerun election in Rivers State, the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, the governor of Kano State Alhaji Mohammed Ganduje and the Minister of Transportation Mr. Chibuike Amaechi have said the rerun election on Saturday is a must win.
They said the rerun is very important and crucial for the party, adding that the supporters must be ready to fight back if their rivals have taken a desperate position to truncate the principle of electing leaders on the Election Day.
APC stated this yesterday at Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt City Local government area of Rivers State during the party mega rally ahead of Rivers rerun taking place on Saturday 10th , 2016.
APC supporters in the state started trooping into the stadium by 8: 20 am and by 12 pm the stadium has already filled to its capacity.
The supporters who were seated according to their local government areas, in many times chanted APC slogan and hailing its candidates in the December 10th rerun election in the state as they walk into the unprecedented crowed.
Speaking, the Kano State governor, Alhaji Ganduje who is the chairman of Rivers State Election Rerun campaign committee appeal to the supporters not to be afraid of PDP on the election day but to take cover and fight back
Ganduje said: “If they shoot you, take cover and shoot them back. Our party is formidable to win this election, we want to thank you for being committed to the ideals of the party. In Rivers State, there is no peace, peace is absent, and do you believe in the propaganda going on in the Rivers State government house.
“I don’t see anything that would make PDP to win the election on Saturday, don’t be afraid go to the poll and fight back if they fight you. We are going to win this election ,and I can see that you are committed and ready to vote for APC.”
The national chairman of APC, Chief Oyegun called on APC supporters in the state to mobilize themselves on the election and ensure that they vote for all APC candidates standing on the rerun election.
Oyegun said he supported the fire for fire approach, “I think I supported your slogan, if you shoot me, I will shoot you, if you kill me I will kill you. Go out there and vote for APC, don’t be afraid of them. You are protected; we have the federal might to protect you
“We are in Rivers State to inform you that we are ready for the rerun. We came with force; we respect the courage of our members in the state. Our message is simple, “enough is enough”, I am very glad with the crowd I saw here today and I know we are going to win the election on Saturday.”
The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who started the opening prayer with praise and worship said, “Lord I know we don’t have the strength and power of our own to defeat PDP on December 10th please help us to let PDP in Rivers State know that we are not killers”
When Amaechi was invited again to give his speech, the Minister of transportation who was being called by the teaming supporters as the Lion of Niger Delta said, “This is an election of our lives, Before, I used to tell you; please, don’t fight, I think I will bend it a bit. What I will tell you is that do not kill anybody, but do not be killed.
“If you allow them shoot you, you will die. So, don’t allow them to shoot you. It is not only them that have the right to life, you too also have the right to life. I don’t want to hear they shot me, they took the result sheet.
“Anybody, who takes the result sheet, take it back from him. You know I have never spoken like this before. Now, my phones will be off on Saturday; don’t call me. The only time you will call me is from 6pm to tell me how we have won.”