Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he is not bothered by the number of politicians that have left him, because he determines who gets what in the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019.
Amaechi spoke at an event to mark the birthday celebration of the Director-General, DG, of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, in Port Harcourt..
Amaechi who is now the Minister of Transportation,, also stated that he has always known that the likes of Senator Magnus Abe, Gabriel Pidomson, and Nwuke Anucha, who he described as his close friends, would desert him.
“There are only two people I can refer to as my boss: Sir Rufus Ada-George and Dr. Peter Odili, but every other politician whether relevant or not, is my boy.
“They were all under me. Mention them: Wike, Austin Opara, Pidomson, Magnus, just name them.
“But there is something I know that as a politician; immediately you leave office, those who were under you will abandon you immediately you leave office.
“On the Governorship issue, they are running to President Buhari, because they know I am close to the President.
“The only thing they need to hear, is for the President to simply say Amaechi is my son with whom I am well pleased, and you will see how they will all come back.
“They are trying their luck because they now have access to the President, or because they know people who have access to the President.
“Time will tell, I determine what happens in Rivers APC, in 2019, not Buhari”, Amaechi said.