Rivers - Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Monday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would promote progress and create job opportunities if voted into power.
Amaechi spoke at Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers, after registering as an APC member at Ubima Ward 8.
The governor’s wife, Judith, was also registered as a member of the party.
Amaechi said the party was on a rescue mission in the state and in the country.
"From what you can see, APC is the fastest growing party in Africa.
"All these people you are seeing here were once members of PDP; today, they joined me in formally moving to APC and the reason for moving to APC is that we are on a rescue mission.
“We are here to save Nigeria from PDP and when we do that, we will try and create employment opportunities for the army of unemployed Nigerians because you must grow the economy;" he said.
Amaechi frowned at the attacks on APC supporters who had gathered for the party’s ongoing membership registration exercise in Degema, Akuku-Toru and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
He said that despite the incidents, the APC would go on with the party membership registration in the affected areas.
Amaechi said he had notified the national secretariat of the APC of the development and had requested for more time to enable people in the affected areas to register.
He urged political players in the country to guarantee the right of all Nigerians to make their choices and express their views in a democratic Nigeria.
“We are saying that we are in a democracy and because we are in a democracy, people must be allowed to express their views and make their choices,” he said.
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