Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, have declared that they are supporting the aspiration of the party’s national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to become the next President of Nigeria because of what he did for the party in the state in 2014.
The APC stakeholders disclosed this yesterday during the inauguration of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard at Elele in Ikwerre local government area
of Rivers State.
Speaking during the inauguration, a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chidi Wihioka,
rescued the administration of RT. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in 2014 when it was being humiliated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wihioka, who represented Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency in the Green Chambers of the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015, expressed the hope the Tinubu will solve the problem of Nigeria, being that the presidency has been his life long ambition.
He said: “We stand by Tinubu and by Tinubu we will continue to stand because this is a man after bring governor for eight years has never aspired to be minister, senator, vice president or take any appointment, instead has always nominated people to such positions.
“We are not aware that someone form Ikwerre wants to become the President of this country. All of our votes in Ikwerre will be for Tinubu come 2023.
“Amaechi wants to change history by saying claiming that Ikwerre is Igbo, we are not Igbo. Every support of BAT should be assured of votes from Rivers for Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
Also speaking, the Rivers State Coordinator of BATS Vanguard, Chief Tony Okocha, traced the historical formation of APC, especially in Rivers State and why Tinubu should be supported for 2023.
Okocha said: “Our business is to sell Bola Ahmed Tinubu and we want Rivers State to be part of our story. BAT will become President come 2023. BAT rescued us in 2014 when we were being pummel daily by the PDP.”