Top APC members like the interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, and former Lagos State Governor, Chief Bola Tinubu, joined the host, Governor Chibuike Amaechi at a rally in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The APC leaders were thankful of the support of the Rivers people, and asked them to continue to throw their weight behind the party in its quest to entrench democratic principles in the polity.
The APC leaders took turns to express their joy about the decision of the state governor to join the party, referring to their previous visit during which they formally invited him to join the party.
Speaking to the large crowd of supporters, former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu said that the APC was determined to save Nigeria from the high level of corruption, intimidation and “oppression of liars”. He said: “If a president is just still writing about the evaluation of basic necessity of water project for Rivers State people, tell him shame.”
General Buhari assured the people that the APC was about securing the country and managing it properly and the way they intend to achieve this is by getting a stronger representation in the states and at the National Assembly.
The host and governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amechi took to the stage after the presentations by the APC leaders. He said that ahead of the 2015 elections, the people must be ready to defend their votes, and that he will be at the fore-front, as sacrifices will have to be made.