Mr. Jonathan’s Port Harcourt Rally is a Waste of Time - Rivers APC
•Says he deserved empty stadium
By: Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
Published January 30th, 2015
Wednesday’s re-election campaign rally in
Port Harcourt by President Goodluck Jonathan has been
described as a waste of time and an embarrassment.
Reacting to the rally held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka
Stadium in the Rivers State capital, the ruling party in
the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the
poor attendance only served to confirm the unpopularity
of President Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
in the State, while Jonathan merely ended up confirming
APC’s claim that the President has done nothing to
deserve the votes of Rivers people in the February 14
“To say that President Jonathan and his PDP wasted their
time in coming to Rivers State to campaign is to state
the obvious. The half-empty stadium despite the renting
of supporters from Bayelsa, Delta, Abia and Akwa Ibom
states speaks volumes about Jonathan’s unpopularity
among our people,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies
Ibiamu Ikanya, said.
Ikanya in a statement in Port Harcourt said the party
was happy that Jonathan during the failed rally
personally confirmed that he has done nothing for Rivers
State and her people as evidenced by his monumental
neglect of the State. He quoted Jonathan as saying: “I
should be congratulated and commended for not developing
Rivers and Bayelsa states to avoid being accused of
being biased in allocating developments to the two
States but if we are re-elected we will now concentrate
development in these two states.” According to Ikanya,
“By this statement, we need no further proof that it was
a deliberate act by the President Jonathan
administration not only to under-develop Rivers State
but also to ensure that the State was stagnated by
allocating our oil wells to Bayelsa, Abia and other
Rivers APC told the President to stop dreaming of
re-election as it will never happen. The party said: “We
want to assure you, Mr. President, that you will never
be re-elected because you have failed woefully and do
not deserve any re-election. After all that Rivers State
and her people did for you, you could be so mean not to
site one single project in Rivers State. We have no
reason for whatsoever to recommend you to any section of
this country for re-election.
“It is a pity that out of all the states President
Jonathan has visited, it is only in Rivers that he could
not name a single development project he initiated, not
to talk of executing, apart from posting the tyrannical
Police Commissioner Joseph Mbu and supporting every
imaginable act of impunity in the State, including the
plot by five State Assembly members to impeach the
Speaker in a House of 25 members. We can now better
understand Governor Chibuike Amaechi, who has at various
fora challenged President Jonathan to mention one single
development project he has brought to Rivers State.”
Rivers APC vowed to intensify campaigns to ensure that
both President Jonathan and the state PDP gubernatorial
candidate, Chief Nyesome Wike, do not get up to 10
percent of votes to be cast in Rivers during the
February polls. “We will like to assure the entire world
that if PDP scores up to 20 percent in these elections
we will concede victory to the party,” Ikanya said.
He congratulated Rivers people for staying at home and
allowing Mr. President to address a half empty stadium,
thereby telling him and PDP in unmistakable terms that
Rivers State is fully and squarely an APC State.
If Mr. President and his managers knew that Chief Wike
does not exist in Rivers State politically except in the
minds of some expired and hungry politicians looking for
food to fill their stomach and that he does not have
what it takes to mobilize enough people to fill a 50,000
seater stadium in the capacity of the Adokiye Amiesimaka
stadium they would have accepted the Liberation Stadium
as counseled by Governor Amaechi to see if they could
have used the 15,000 supporters hired from some
neighbouring States to fill the stadium than
embarrassing the President by making him to address an
empty stadium in a Presidential rally.
The pictures attached explain the near empty stadium Mr.
President addressed the Port Harcourt rally.
Long Live APC!
Long Live Rivers State!!
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman,
APC Rivers State.