Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation who hosted a delegation of British High Commission to Nigeria at his residence in Port Harcourt, the capital, on Friday, stated that heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, the former Governor of Rivers State said that military personnel supporting other security agencies already on ground, the exercise would be more secure, thereby avoiding unnecessary loss of lives.
Amaechi who further claimed that the elections of 2015 could not in any way be compared to the 2019 general elections in terms of security situation, added that the heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people.
He said; “With the presence of the military in Rivers State for Saturday’s elections, everybody, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party members are protected. They (military) will beef up security in the state.”
On supporting the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress in Saturday’s election, the Minister said; “My party is not on the ballot for Saturday’s elections and you know I have the right to vote; that is why I will vote for the candidate of the AAC.”