APC will be magnanimous in victory, lead by example — Governor Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor and Director General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Ameachi, on Tuesday said his party would be magnanimous in victory.

He also said the incoming APC government would do all the things the Peoples Democratic Party government failed to do.

The APC candidate won Saturday’s presidential election after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced results from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The only state left is Borno, which will be announced by 8pm, according to INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega.

Mr. Amaechi, who had a brief chat with journalists at the national secretariat of the APC on Tuesday in Abuja, said while victory celebration was in order, the task ahead is more important.

“After the result of each state has been announced it became clear to the nation that the APC has won the election and we will be magnanimous in victory because the challenges are much,” Mr. Amaechi said. “It is not only about celebration of victory, it is about seriousness of governance and we must show the different between us and the current government.

“If we say there was 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 of their basic right we must protect their rights, if we say there was impunity, we must govern by the rule of law, and once we show that Nigerians will see the different between us and the current government.

When asked to explain what the victory meant to him, Mr. Ameachi said it means “quitE a lot”.

He said as director general of the campaign, he is now confident telling his children that for the first time in the history of Nigeria, an opposition party was able to dislodge an incumbent government from power.

He said it was gladdening to have been part of a group that gave the people the courage to confront a sitting government and challenge it on what were being done wrongly.


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  • Spoken word

    Congrats to the lion of the niger delta.Sai Buhari

    • Kunle

      I love the guy. What a true gentleman. His mama must be proud

      • Spoken word

        GEJ taking on Amaechi was the beginning of his downfall.

  • West

    Now we know the true and real lion between Gov. Amaechi and AIG Joseph Mbu.

    • fela

      Do u mean Mr Ibu?

  • kate

    Good Mr Amechi

  • Total

    This is the problem with politicians. He was in PDP for over six years as a governor. How do you exonerate yourself from PDP government?

    • Papashango77

      He was but now his is not.

    • tundemash

      Apostle Paul was an antichrist for years

  • tundemash

    Amaechi …… we must recover our $20bn O !!!!!!!!

    • blackdove

      Ameachi is the guy I hope will man the petroleum Ministry

  • Chris1408

    Time to start the real transformation. Let every Nigerian help in building this country

  • tundemash

    To the Nigerian Immigration Service

    We the people of Nigeria pending when the President Buhari takes over have have declared the following criminals as most wanted and you must be on the look out for them at the border posts and should be be arrested immediately if necessary by force as they are very dangerous:u

    1. Patience Jonathan with various aliases Hipo, HipoPatience, P-baby, MamaPiss
    2. Denziani alias Frog-eyes
    3. Doyin Okupe alias “Call me a bast@rd”
    4. Obanikoro
    5. Fayose
    6. Olisa Metuh
    7. Femi Fani Kayode alias FFK
    8. Policeman Mbu
    9. Maryln Ogar
    10. Boys’ Scout General Minimah
    11. Boys’ Scout General Olukoya alias Marjiuana eyes
    12. Godwin Orubebe
    13. Bode George alias Lagos boy

    • yahayaomaye

      You forgot one other criminal police officer that went in hidden only to surfaced, promoted and now in Lagos. Please Tundemash add him if you know his name.

      • tundemash

        He’s no 8. on that list.

      • SAM .A

        Joseph Mbu.

        • Atom Ant

          Sam Chukwu, not Mbu

    • ije2014

      you’re too funny. 🙂 however, let’s take the Mandela approach. Encourage them to share their loot with downtrodden communities in their various home states.

      • tundemash

        You imagine a heartless woman like Baby-P will share with the downtrodden?
        How much has Turai/Maryam Abacha shared with the downtrodden?
        How much has OBJ shared with the downtrodden?

        The only language criminals understand is the long hand of the law ! Buhari must apply it; our $20bn must be recovered to start with.

      • tundemash

        I hear she still dey argue sef.

    • poga

      What of Mimiko both Governor and his brother Prof, Feseun, Gani Adams, Stela Oduah

      • JD

        @poga 4get the moles especially that ugly, dirty street beggar called Gani Adams who cannot even wash his teeth properly claiming to be a Yoruba leader. How can a murderer, illiterate & a street urchin claim to be a Yoruba leader.SHAME ON ALL OF THEM.

    • Arabakpura

      They have asked us to be magnanimous in victory! Let’s therefore temper justice with mercy!

      • tundemash

        We will temper justice with mercy when:
        they return our $20bn
        they return the 15000 lives wasted by Boko Haram
        they return the 220 Chibok girls.

      • donkesson

        well I believe you bt by returning our looted money not all BT at list some and ekiti state rigin should be prosecuted.

    • SAM .A

      Add Reno Omokiri, I suspect he would have mismanagedthe money he was paying the e-rats.

    • JD

      @tundemash I recomend Gov Amaechi should be made Police Affairs Minister & let me see if Patience Jonathan (Mama trouble maker) will help Mr Mbu that was used to intimidate Amaechi in Rivers State.

      • tundemash

        I concur!

        No one has been able to console Baby-P at the villa since the result was announced o !

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    A true democrat speaking.

  • New Nation

    God Bless Amechi. I ve always admired him secretly.

  • Abdullahi Salman

    With all the shit PDP put Amaechi through, he deserves this victory..

  • Ashanty

    God bless you Amaechi may you live long to witness the good of this government by his special Grace of GOD.

  • Sir k

    Kudos to you all for making this real to unseat an incumbent government. A democratic coup that swept the most corrupted government in Nigeria history.God less you all.

  • Kabiru Bala Umar

    I like Amechi and I love his courage as a true democrat who is not tribal and religious bigot. Pls people of SS and SE should emulate from Me. Amechi that stands for the nation building and forget the religious and sectional and tribal sentiments.

  • Arabakpura

    The real lion of Niger Delta! He will ensure that something is done for the people of Rivers state within the coming 4 years and not wait for the second term to do something!

  • Sanmi Falae

    Amaechi the Great!!!! You are a baffle!

  • mike

    Where are all those pdp e-rats? They’ve hidden their heads in shame.

    • Strong System

      Who’ll settle the e-rats now?……They’ve all gone!!

    • peaceometer

      The e_rats have eaten rat poison!

  • George Ager.A

    Ameachi is a real hero. Once of those who made this cahnge possible

  • tundemash

    Amaechi must be given a prominent role within this new govt. Without him and Gov. Okorocha, the evil forces would have tagged APC anti-igbo party !

    • Africa

      He has done well and should get a position where he can contribute to help move the country forward. However, very few Igbos voted for APC in this election. The country is seriously divided along ethnic and religious lines. We really need to address these twin issues for our common good.

      • peaceometer

        As far as Igbo will continue to worship money and personalities without moral standards..they ll continue to align wrongly..

        • cheky

          I disagree with you! Only few Yorubas worked with the
          present administration just like few igbos will work with the president elect.
          Some Igbos also fought for this change you are talking about. If Yorubas
          “survived JEG administration”, Igbos will sure survive this. Leave
          Igbos alone, don’t teach us how to play politics. Igbos this, Igbos that. If we
          split our votes, they will say we are not united. If we vote with one voice,
          they will say we put all our eggs in one basket. We are not hypocrites, you’ve got
          our backs when we tell you so. We had a sense of belonging during JEG regime
          and its more important to us than producing a president that will do nothing
          for us. What did Obasanjo do for the Yorubas during his time? We had chief of
          army staff for the first time, Enugu international airport, Igbos in key
          ministerial positions in JEG’s tenure unlike when they only give us information
          ministry.That stigmatization with civil war is over with GEJ. Enough of Igbo
          this, Igbo that, lets support Buhari and move nigeria forward but an average
          Igbo man cares less of who is in power. Most projects in Igbo land are
          self-sponsored.

    • donkesson

      and also Oshomole in Edo you are too mush baba I hail God bless you.

  • Don Harris

    I have always admired your courage,which they say is being brash.Whether they like it or not, you are a factor in contemporary Nigerian politics. To have been among the arrow-head of the group of politicians who formed a formidable coalition that unseated an incumbent government through the ballot,even with all the massive state resources and security apparatus at their disposal employed to subvert the will of the people at the poll,is an eloquent testimony to your political ingenuity.You’re a political phenomenon!

  • Kunle

    Amaechi, you are an authentic Nigerian hero. You stood your ground and today Nigerian people is greatful. Thank you sir. May God bless you and your family..

    • donkesson

      I love you Amaechi .thank for standing your grand not to be intimidated by Jonathan. God bless you and your family. finally your words should nt be taken for granted by APC because this battle is worn by Nigerians and if they failed like jona we will also act.

      • Deji Joseph

        1) thank you for standing your GROUND, not thank you for standing your grand.

        2) because this battle is WON by Nigerians, not “worn by Nigerians”

  • SAM .A

    Once again , congratulation APC, Gen. Buhari,,Prof Osinbajo, Chief Oyegun and our dynamic and pragmatic Rotimi Ameachi . Now the ball is in your court,4 years is not far away . It is better you do what you promised in your Manifestoes . We shall be here to ask for your account in 4 years.
    God bless Nigeria.

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  • JD

    Gov Amaechi should be made Police Affairs Minister & let me see if Patience Jonathan (Mama trouble maker) will help him.

    • JD

      Gov Amaechi should be made Police Affairs Minister & let me see if Patience Jonathan (Mama trouble maker) will help Mr Mbu that was used to intimidate Amaechi in Rivers State.

      • muawiya

        never live with vengeance God has done it let Ameachi be tankfull n focus on the task ahead, for me i prefer Ameachi to be minister of petroleum, Oshiomole: education, fashola: power n Kwankwaso being an engineer: senator n minister of d FCT. bukola senate president n more powers to the vice president.

    • Ikira

      I second the motion…

  • JD

    Gov Amaechi ensure you clinch the office of Minister of Police Affairs, so that Mbu will be under you directly & let us see how he will feel when he come eyeball to eyeball with you.

    • peaceometer

      Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha

    • Alex

      You be bad boy…

  • Malik Isah

    true heroes – Amaechi, Okorocha and Adams Oshiomole, i salute you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Raqruq

      you forgot to mention the Jagaban of Nigerian politics

  • musa aliyu

    Kudos to the ones who make us optimistic that we are human. I’m ineffable of words to thank u all.

  • Daniel Ikwuagwu

    Amaechi, the dogged fighter for a good course.

  • Sal Yarima

    Amaechi is a foreign agent…………………He is working with Bature!

    • Magenta

      Amechi new minister of petroleum

  • Templar

    Wow ! 55 comments and no one with an igbo surname has responded? Am i on the correct website?

    • Odogwu

      Don’t insult us my friend or don’t you know Odogwu Ndigbo on this forum?

  • peaceometer

    Victory for Amaechi…

  • zil

    Treachery begets treachery, and many dooms to come.
    From the hollow calleth the voice of reason. Ye the falconers voice is now faint. The world has gone a whoring who shall reason with her.
    Pray i tell thee, the signs in the stars O APC.
    Pray i tell thee when Venus will consumate her love with Mercury
    Pray I tell thee when these group of political discontent, strange bed fellows united to oust
    Political msifits heralding the signs of the star of David, Ye of Freedom
    Of Pluto running away satisfied with her lustful consuming lust for Saturn, the devil….. nay the North.
    Once again i say Pray, for the hour is now upon us.
    APC must rise above self, be counted and for once she will be responsible for all things that goes wrong.
    We will see how they stutter, maybe stammer for political reason.
    How they fumble and stumble as they learn to walk the political rope death and the path reserved for Gladiators, the bravest of men.
    The Electorate have thirsted blood, Ye until the bloodmoon ceases they will not be satiated.

    • Sal Yarima

      Go back on your meds.

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  • Raqruq

    carry on the great lion of Ikwerre

  • Ogom

    Amaechi, you did a fantastic job.. Well done!

  • Sal Yarima

    What did Amaechi do for his state? Useless man……..following people around like he means well. He is a foreign agent………..send him back to his Bature masters.

    • NJ

      and he didn’t even vote plus all the people he stopped from voting….he’s a useless man.

  • Gbenizibe Amachree

    But you were not magnanimous in congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan for his show of statesmanship in conceding defeat.Such hatred.

  • wode

    Amaechi, when I think about who and who I am so happy for on the unfolding events in the country, my mind goes to you first. You would have bear the harshest brunt if the pendulum had swung to the other side. Congrats, God is truly on your side. Congrats to GMB, President GEJ, Jagabam, the APC and the entire Nigerians.

  • nuruddeen

    Congratulations to us Nigerians and the world in general. Lets give Buhari time to settle, and continue praying as usual, as changes occur gradually from now. I wish us all the best. Praise be to God (Alhamdulillah). And, specifically, I appreciate GEJ, GMB, AMAICHI, JEGA, OBASANJO, ATIKU, AISHA BUHARI etcetera, for their role, before during and after the election. Lastly, i hope my fellow Nigerians, without exclusion, will embrace one another as a single FAMILY. Thank gyou.