I have not appointed Rivers APC governorship candidate — Amaechi

Posted by News Express | 1 September 2018 | 1,176 times

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•Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, on Saturday, faulted a claim that he has appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

In a statement from his media office, the minister described the allegation as mischievous, stressing that it was deceitful for anyone to make such a claim.

Amaechi said it was his constitutionally enshrined democratic right to support any qualified aspirant of his choice as a Nigerian, registered voter and a card-carrying APC member from the state.

He, however, said he would not go against the laws of the land and the APC Constitution while supporting any member of the party in the 2019 general elections.

Amaechi is part of the delegation that accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to China on Friday for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Ministers also on the President’s entourage are Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs), Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works and Housing), Muhammad Bello (FCT), Okechukwu Enelamah (Industry, Trade and Investment) and Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), among others.

Text (excluding headline) sourced from a Channels TV report

Source: News Express

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