Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has debunked claims that he appointed any governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State ahead the 2019 elections.
Amaechi, in a statement issued by his media office, said his attention had been drawn to several wild, misleading, misguided and deliberately distorted stories and claims linking him to a purported ‘appointment’ of a governorship Candidate for the APC in Rivers State for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
The minister restated that as an individual, a registered voter and a card carrying APC member from Rivers State, it was his inalienable, constitutionally enshrined democratic right to back/support/promote any qualified fellow party member of his choice, to aspire to be the candidate of the party in the State in the forthcoming governorship election or any other election.
“However, as a true and thorough democrat, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, a foundation member of the APC and a leading light of the party, recognizes that the party candidates for the 2019 general elections will be chosen/elected by party members through the prescribed democratic process in the party’s constitution, rules and regulations.
“It is therefore preposterous, mischievous; wholly and intentionally disingenuous and deceitful for anyone to claim, allege or even insinuate that the Honourable Minister has “appointed” a governorship candidate for APC in Rivers State,” the statement said.