The Senate has finally screened former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday, Oct 22, 2015. While making his presentation, he spoke on his political antecedents as Speaker and later Governor of Rivers State for 8 Years each. He spoke of the enviable achievements of his administration in Rivers State.
On issues concerning the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, he said, ‘All we did in the Governors Forum was to defend the rights of Nigerians’. ‘I find it difficult to do what people want me to do, if it clashes with my principles’. ‘Nigerian politicians believe there is need for compromise but not when it clashes with my principles’.
Amaechi spoke on his journey towards becoming Rivers Governor via the Supreme Court. ‘I believe there are resources in the Niger-Delta, that is why there is Militancy’. If I become the Minister for Niger Delta, the East – West Road will be first to be completed’.
On what corruption is all about, he stated, ‘I believe there is Change in the air, that is why I joined APCN.’ ‘If you invest in Agriculture & invest in Technology, you will hire as many workers as you can get’. ‘I have never collected bribe in my life.”If they send a girl to you to do something for her and you sleep with the girl, you are corrupt.’ ‘Corruption is difficult to define.”If we keep to the rule of law, allow a Governor to function as a Governor, that will be it’