​I’ve no preferred candidate for governor in 2019 – Ex gov Amaechi

The former governor of River state Rotimi Amaechi has said he has no preferred candidate among the All Progressives Congress (APC) members running for the state’s governorship office in 2019.

Ex gov Amaechi

The current minister of transportation revealed this at a meeting with Kalabari leaders of the APC from Asari-Toru, Akuku-Toru and Degema local governments., 
The APC chieftain who promised a free and fair election in the state urged all party members to be faithful and make sacrifices for the party.

He said: “Believe me, I have no preferred candidate. When the time comes, we will hold a free and fair primary election. Whoever wins, his/her allegiance should be to the party faithful.

“Most politicians at my level have shifted their attention to national politics. 2019 is not about me, it is about you.”

The Nation reports that Amaechi enjoined the leaders to spread their voter base across Kalabari towns and villages, to build a united mass movement in support of APC for 2019 elections, saying a united Kalabari formation was critical to realising their aspirations.