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I did not join APC to spite President Jonathan – Amaechi

Rivers Stae governor, Rotimi AmaechiPORT HARCOURT: GOVERNOR Chibuike Amaechi has said he joined the All Progressive Congress, APC because President Goodluck Jonathan failed to address issues raised by the G 7 governors.

Amaechi who spoke Wednesday at the Port Harcourt international airport, Omagwa assured that the APC would protect the interest of all Rivers state people, adding that the state had suffered untold neglect in the government of President Jonathan.

“Rivers State must know that for me to have taken that decision, I had looked at the general interests of Rivers people. I was not elected to lead Nigeria, I was elected to lead Rivers State and I had looked at the interests of Rivers people and have seen that these interests were not protected in PDP. I have seen the fact that we are losing our oil wells in Etche, in the Kalabari areas and that the more they continue to pilfer these oil wells, the more we will continue to lose our wealth”, he said

The governor who denied any face off with President Jonathan said he did not join the APC to spite the President but to further the interest of the state.

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