Director General of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign and Governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi has said his party will be magnanimous in victory, adding that a lot needed to be done to correct the current government’s misdeeds.
Amaechi who spoke with journalists at the APC secretariat in Abuja said the victory was not only about celebration but about the seriousness of government.
"After each state have announced, it become clear to the nation that APC has won the election and we will be magnanimous in victory because the challenges are much," he said.
He said: "if we say there was incompetence, we must show competence, if we say there was corruption we must show that we will not be corrupt, if we say that people were denied of their basic right we must protect their rights, if we say there was impunity we must govern by the rule of law, and once we show that Nigerians will see the different between us and the current government."
When asked to explain what the victory meant to him, Ameachi said "quiet a lot. As the director general of the campaign it is good to me. I begin to tell my children that for the first time in the history of Nigeria the opposition party was able to root out the government in power and the party in power by presenting a different picture of what life look like, of giving the people the courage to confront the current government and confront what was going on, confront corruption, confront the reality of the fact that Nigerians are hungry, that they don't go to market as Nigerians do”.
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