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Rotimi Amaechi

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, Director-General of All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation, said on Tuesday that the party would be magnanimous in victory when it takes over power on May 29.

Amaechi, who said this at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, noted that the government of Muhammadu Buhari would be all-inclusive.

“After the announcement, it will become clearer to the nation that APC has won the election and we will be magnanimous in victory.

“We cherish this victory so much but it is not only about celebration, it is about the seriousness of governance and you must see the difference between us the current government.

“If we say there is incompetence, we must show competence; If we say there was corruption, we must show that we will not be corrupt.

“If we say that people were denied their basic right, we must protect the right of people.

“If we say there was impunity, we must govern by the rule of la and once we show that, you will see the basic difference between us and the current government”, Amaechi said.

He noted that the victory of the party at the presidential election was historic as it was the first time in the history of the country’s democracy that an incumbent federal government would be defeated.

“The victory is historical to me. I will be proud to tell my children that for the first time in the history of Nigeria, the opposition party was able to rout the government and party in power.

“We were able to present a different picture of what life looks like which is giving the people the courage to confront the current government on corruption and confront the fact that people were hungry.

“This is because they don’t go to the same market as other Nigerians go.

“They have the kind of funds they want and they eat the kind of food they want to eat but Nigerians were dying of hunger.

“We want to let Nigerians know that Boko Haram was not about religion alone, there was element of poverty and ignorance”, he added.

Amaechi also said that the incoming government would have to deal with falling standard of education and unemployment in the north and in the south.

He added that the Buhari administration would make Nigerians to understand that religion was never an issue in Nigeria.



44 Comments
  • Efula

    Amachi remain a tug. He lack diplomacy and does not speak like or act ;like a reasonable person.

    • akintokunsunny@yahoo.com

      U are jealous, am sorry for u

  • THANKGOD

    oh! AMAECHI of a truth u hav prov to be A POLITICAL WAR LORD. UR brother frm rivers.GOD BLESS U. THANKGOD AKPENUCHI

    • Keven

      AMAECHI u will cry very soon, i give u only six months ahead, u will cry an come back home

      • THANKGOD

        bro i dont think you are in dis country.

  • Enjoy65

    Congrats Amaechi but please dont forget that victory dance enjoyed by the APC today cost so many northern christians their lives and precious properties destroyed by the Hausa Fulani and Kanuri of the northeast all as a sabotage strategy to pull down GEJ .GEJ has been great in defeat .May God bless him .For those whom the Hausa Fulani have killed so many of their loved ones in nightly cowardly mass murders and other terrible human right abuses may God heal their hearts .

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    JONATHAN WAS ROBBED
    The election of this senile, illiterate certificate forger, perjurer, coup plotter, Islamic extremist and pedophile (he married his current wife when she was 9 years of age, and he, 43) is proof that the majority can sometimes be wrong. Apart from the fact that he was credited with millions of fraudulent votes (there was massive and rampant under-age voting, over-voting, as well as involvement of otherwise ineligible voters from neighbouring Chad and Niger republics), the sod was not even qualified to contest because he failed to attach evidence of his non-existent academic qualifications to his nomination form as required by law. Even the way he displayed his ballot paper in the photo above contravenes Nigeria’s electoral laws and is sufficient to earn him disqualification. Furthermore, there are at least 12 cases in Nigerian courts pending against him in respect of perjury and forgery allegations. If Nigeria was not the jungle that it is, this guy belongs either in jail or in the grave. How this character, whose First School Leaving Certificate has not been sighted would be leading a country in the 21st century is something some of us are still battling with. Anyone still wondering why Africa is the way it is? I certainly am not. The most surprising part of all this is that Obama of the U.S (or Kenya) and Cameron of GB have virtually forced this guy on Nigeria and Nigerians by constantly admonishing the electoral Commission to expedite his declaration as the President of Nigeria and I wonder why. I am sure ashamed to be a Nigerian. How can we reward someone who has truncated democracy before, with the highest office in the land?
    (This is a reproduction of what I posted on Yahoo. I’ll be taking a break from posting online because Jonathan has left me completely heart-broken with his premature concession and condemnable cowardice).

    • Oladapo Sunday

      storyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      • Keven

        U too sorryyyyyyyyy

      • Keven

        sorry 2, u r a coward, u will die in the of Hausa Fulani and Kanuriif u don’t change ur life

        • Oladapo Sunday

          ok, thanks. don’t get it personal. GEJ is not your father neither is buhari mine. GEJ even accepted and congratulate the president elect, what is your own?

    • Tripple_light

      Ol boy! this na stale news ooo

      • kwazulu

        correct

    • kwazulu

      Guy, Why not shut up for once and stop making a fool of yourself in public?

    • apapo1

      Underage voting? O.K.. What of crayfish jumping out of water to vote in Bayelsa and Rivers. You didn’t mention that. Bad belle!

      • Mee Man

        @apapo1. LOL! A good one.

    • Obinna

      If you are ashamed of being a Nigerian, you are free to go to to another country and take up citizenship, that is if you do not travel by ship and die on the high sea. Better still, you can go to third mainland bridge and jump into the ocean as I can see that you are a frustrated individual who is very bitter at heart. I understand your type; you blame successful people and conditions around you for all your problems, instead of trying hard to lift yourself from your low life. Do you understand that the court cases are mere allegations and can not stop anybody from contesting until proven by a court of law? Your hatred and ignorance is such that you belong to the bush with monkeys, baboons and gorillas who exhibit such attitudes. If you cannot savor this historic moment of political history when every right-thinking Nigerian is happy and thankful to God for a peaceful transition to genuine democracy, please go hang your self. After all, it wont cost you more that a N200 rope.

    • TMA

      Thanks, if you asheme of what true democracy is, please get over it GMB has come to stay, however, you have options either you can join Chad or Ghana, I am sure negative people like you would not be missed in the society. Good luck whatever you decide.

    • God’s Judgement

      We heard all these negative comments before the election, which amounted to nothing. I think you need to embrace reality and join the winning team to move our country forward.

    • Rev

      Look Mr. Omooba, it is only a fool and an acute ignoramuse that will not concur that Mr. Buhari is an act of desparado by Nigerians. This guy under normal circumstances cannot win elections…But the persistent mediocrity and the kleptomaniac political leaders made the choice of Buhari necessary!
      Time will tell…For now let us pray and engage in the task of Building Nigeria…!!!

    • Mee Man

      @Omooba. Buhari won, GEJ congratulated Buhari. In the telephone conversation, both men addressed each other as “Your Excellency” – Buhari respectfully addressing the incumbent president and Jonathan in humility addressing the incoming president. Both men have their failures and successes. Lets not take away their distinction, lets note take away their greatness.

      http://saharareporters.com/2015/04/03/audio-what-jonathan-told-buhari-historic-concession-phone-call

  • Iheonunekwu Joseph Nwabueze

    SADLY, BRUTUSES, WHO MURDERED MCBETH, THE NIGER-DELTA Willingly WORKED HARD AND GAVE THEIR POWER GIVEN TO THEM BY GOD OUT TO NORTHERNERS. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI, ASHOMOLE, CROSS RIVERS AND AKWA=IBOM TOP NIGER-DELTANS WORKED HARD AND DESTROYED THEIR PLACE. I WISH THEM TO RELOCATE TO DAURA AND TAKE UP THEIR POSITIONS AS MINISTERS AND SERVANTS TO THE NEW PRESIDENT. SINCE NIGERIA BEGAN, NIGER-DELTA HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE NORTH AND THE YORUBAS, THEIR REWARD KILLING OF SARO-WIWA, HARRY MARSHALL, AND USING BRUTE FORCE TO REMOVE THE ONLY POWER THEY EVER HAD THROUGH THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF YAR’DUA, WITHOUT YAR’DUAS DEATH POWER WOULD NEVER HAVE RESTED IN NIGER-DELTA THE SHORT TIME IT DID

    • Oladapo Sunday

      come in 4 years.

  • mimi

    SO NIGERIANS AMAECHI IS THE VOICE OF THIS CHANGE? THESE ARE THE PROPLE TO STOP CORRUPTION? ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT JONATHAN WAS RIGGED OUT? WITH UNDER AGE CHILDREN AND MID NIGHT VOTING? LET US WAIT AND SEE.

    • Oladapo Sunday

      story storyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • Desmond

      Jonathan rigged south south and south east

  • burning spear

    would u Amaechi have been allowed to do what u did to Jonathan—-to Buhari by the fulani-emirate in Sokoto?—-Would u have had the courage–to attempt to pull down—— a fulani president–like Buhari–? If u talk of corruption its not the likes of u and tinubu that can end corruption in Nigeria–Even Buhari the certificate forger cannot—–Why should we have a man who has no school cert—and another convicted over drug related offence in the US- be the face of change?–its madness for any to tell me that—change by using 4 yr old kids to rig elections–if that is what change means–pls count some of us out of it—Jonathan was rigged out because of his tribal marks period—in 2011—-it was as for do–based on sympathy He must be happy to be going———by now–Unaware he was never regarded as president of Nigeria by d tripod————–for one second–ceremonial at best——–now they have taken their Nigeria back————

    • Tripple_light

      Quenched Spear: you still dey talk? I think say your spear is quenched and wet…hahahhahahahahahah

    • Sunshine

      What you sow is what you reap. You cannot sow pear and expect to reap apple. The evil that men do lives after them. It is a matter of time.

    • ndny

      I celebrate some wise yorubamen who knows all these.But majority of them including acclaimed Govs has chosen to remain slaves to these…. Anyway I stop here.

  • the_headline

    we are watching!

  • Martins Ayodele

    We are patiently waiting.

  • Asuquo Bassey

    President GEJ is a great man, even in defeat he remain calm. Gov Amaechi is happy to pull down his brother no problem, he can enjoy with Gen Buhari. I congratulates President GEJ for his statemanly speech, for accepting defeat and congratulate Gen Buhari, all his actions is for the peace and unity of Nigeria. I equally congratulates Gen Buhari and encourage him to form inclusive government and complete all the numerous projects of President GEJ. God bless Nigeria.

    • apapo1

      He had no choice. Decency is no pride. The people voted him in, after all the noise of the domestic appendage and the town criers.

  • kalu9909

    Very, very soon, the history of this election will be told and President Jonathan’s legacy would be monumental. Amaechi can never surpass the achievement of Jonathan. No matter what Amaechie has done to bring down his brother from the south south, he cannot reckon with Jonathan. Jonathan has proven to us that he is the greatest democrat that this nation has ever produced. That he conceded defeat is not a sign of weakness, rather he has maintained his principle that “his personal ambition is not worth the shading of blood of any Nigerian”. To me, Jona is a living legend and his name would be written in gold. The action he has so far displayed as the president of this nation has deepened democracy in this nation. He allowed the rule of law to operate, he signed the Freedom of Information bill to law, which necessitated all the insults he was receiving from the likes of Amaechi, there was no political prisoner throughout his presidency, he appointed prof. Jega and gave him free hand to rig him (Jona) out of office, he gave the legal instrument by which the opposition party, APC was registered, Jonathan did not secure kangaroo court judgment to impeach any state governor, he did not remove any speaker of the house of Reps or president of Senate, he did not use EFCC to intimidate political opponents like Tinub, Saraki, who are the most corrupt politicians in Nigeria today, There has not been any political assassination through out his 5 years as the President of Nigeria, unlike what was experienced under OBJ. Jonathan’s administration has laid a solid economic, political legal and democratic foundation for Buhari to take over. It is left to be seen how far Buhari is going to handle the handover note Jonathan would relinquish to him. Jonathan should have nothing to regret for losing this election. Nigerians love him as a person because he has character that should be emulated by politicians who mean well for this nation. Jonathan should quietly go back to his home state, Bayelsa State and wait for the recognition the world will accord him for this brave action he has taken to project democracy in Nigeria. He is a real statesmen in the likes of late Zik of Africa, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwi, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nelson Mandela of South Africa, General Gowon and Alhaji Shegu Shagari I congratulate him and wish him the best.
    Buhari has worn, even though his victory was not the true reflection of his popularity or acceptance. APC worn the election not because they will fight corruption or defeat boko haram entirely or make our one naira equal to one dollar as Buhari has promised or give job to all applicants in Nigeria, but because of the northern agenda, which has seen them rule this country for more than 40 years of our existence. it is the continuation of this historical facts that gave Buhari veictory, coupled with the collaboration of INEC and Prof. Attahiru Jega. This election was copiously rigged in the north in favour of Buhari. The manipulation of the SCRs in the north by INEC officials assisted Buhari to victory. All the same, I congratulate Buharif or his steadfastness in pursuing his dream of becoming an elected democratic president. it goes to show that he who fights courageously will definitely win the battle. I have never supported him and still do not think he is the best material for this nation in this 21st century. I wish his incoming administration well, but hope that he will not prove me right.

    • apapo1

      Yeah right! Monkey no fine, him mother like am. See the type of champion your native produced. When you bring a pig to the fashion show, be sure you hold it toght otherwise he will put you in roforofo. A donze for president, and we thought he would learn with time. But no.

    • God’s Judgement

      There is no need for these Epistle of yours to wonderful people’s of our beloved nation-Nigerians. We don’t need all this grammar in our new Nigeria. This victory was neither about Amaechi nor Tinubu, but indeed its about new Nigerian under tested discipline General that 15millions Nigerians trusted to establish a nation that works for all of us. Sorry, Jonathan is now history, Amaechi is for this moment period. If buhari and Amaechi misbehave come 2019 they shall be humiliated at the polls. Nigerians had sent powerful message to all the Nigerian politicians that you either performed or else face unprecedented humiliation

    • Desmond

      when we voted him into power in 2011 it was not rigged? listen, I voted Jonathan 2011, my first time to vote in Nigerian, I travel from far to vote in nigerian because my broda from south south want to become president of Nigerian, if Jonathan was performing ask you claim nobody we vote against him or vote out performing government, he only empower local militia, like opc, mossob, Asari, tompolo and co, and allowed impunity to take order of the day under his watch, he did not win my state, they rigged for him

  • Ify Onabu

    Really? Amaechi has lost his base in Port Harcourt. So what magnanimity in victory is this thug talking about?

  • NigerDeltaWatch

    Sad as the monkey laughs while its home is destroyed by the lumberers.
    The Night and cold will come someday.

  • Well wisher

    Omo oba better leave this sentiment and ethnicity and support peoples’ joice. So wen JEGA declared Jonathan president elect 2011 he s not partial now s partial. Orubebe brother

  • Alaowerri

    The man of HONOUR has spoken! Amaechi is God sent to Niger Delta but Mama piss missed him. May God give you the strong will to do all these. Chibuike, you are a complete man.

  • Guest

    Nigeria Oil Revenues –
    $70bn : 2010 $99bn : 2011 $94bn : 2012 $84bn : 2013 $77bn : 2014
    That is more than US$400Billions (80 TRILLION Naira) of oil under Jonathan-PDP!

    Yet the people of Rivers States that voted for PDP suffers, with poor roads, poor electricity, poor water supply, poor schools and poor hospitals until today. Now that Buhari is Nigeria’s president and Amaechi as the director-general of Buhari’s campaign, it is the hope and prayers of Rivers State that Buhari will bring development and progress to the state.

    http://www.punchng.com/business/energy/nigeria-earned-77bn-from-oil-export-in-2014/

  • Mee Man

    Nigeria Oil Revenues –
    $70bn : 2010 $99bn : 2011 $94bn : 2012 $84bn : 2013 $77bn : 2014
    That is more than US$400Billions (80 TRILLION Naira) of oil under Jonathan-PDP!

    Yet the people of Rivers States that voted for PDP suffers, with poor roads, poor electricity, poor water supply, poor schools and poor hospitals until today. Now that Buhari is Nigeria’s president and Amaechi as the director-general of Buhari’s campaign, it is the hope and prayers of Rivers State that Buhari will bring development and progress to the state.

    http://www.punchng.com/business/energy/nigeria-earned-77bn-from-oil-export-in-2014/