The African Action Congress, AAC, has reacted to the endorsement of its Rivers State governorship candidate, Awara Biokpomabo by the Minister of Transportation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi.
AAC’s leadership dismissed the endorsement, saying the party has “no alliances or coalition with the APC or any other parties in Rivers state”.
Addressing APC supporters yesterday, Amaechi had said: “So, on Saturday (March 9), we will vote for AAC. You must go home and vote for AAC. There should be no excuse not to vote because there will be security for everybody. You must prepare and make sure you win the governorship election.”
Reacting to the endorsement, AAC’s Deputy National Chairman (Administration), Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi, said the party was not aware of the move.
In a statement he signed, Fabiyi said: “We were made aware of the APC’s recent endorsement of the AAC’s Rivers State gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming elections on the 9th of March. Rotimi Amaechi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has pitched his tent with Awara Biokpomabo, our governorship candidate in the African Action Congress (AAC).
“While we have no influence over who other parties might choose to endorse, we wish to make it unequivocally clear that we have we not entered any alliances or coalitions with the APC or any other party in Rivers State, neither have we made any decisions to dovetail parties or seek strategic alliances as we approach the state elections in a few days.
“The AAC, led by Omoyele Sowore, promised Nigerians a different style of governance at the national level; we also believe we can bring this new promise of transparency and progress to bear at the state level.
“We urge all PVC-bearing Nigerians to come out en masse on the 9th of March and vote for transformation and a true paradigm shift, the kind that only the African Action Congress can bring.”