Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister of transportation, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari has kept his promise of free, fair, and credible elections in the country.
Amaechi said this at the Rivers South-East Senatorial District rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Amaechi who was represented by Dakuku Peterside, director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, at the event held at Ngo in Andoni Local Government Area of the state noted that he reminded the president of his promise after the March 19 elections rerun.
Amaechi said: “I went to the president because there were more guns in hands of criminals than Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in hands of peaceful people during the March 19 legislative rerun elections.
“The president assured me that to signpost the fact that never again will electorate be held hostage by gunmen, watch out for Edo governorship election.
“If we have free, fair and credible election in Edo, then you take it that same will happen in Rivers, Buhari assured me.”
Amaechi further noted that Rivers State people will also enjoy a peaceful conduct such as was experienced in Edo state.
“In a peaceful atmosphere during elections, no South-South state will vote for opposition party. So, Rivers people will vote to be in the mainstream in the pending rerun elections.
“I want to assure Rivers people that there will be free and fair election and APC will come out victorious.”