Amaechi, Buhari named Men of the Year
By EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja , Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) -NIGERIA ‘s oil capital , the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, as Nigeria’s Men of the Year 2015.
The party’s regional chairman, Davies Ikanya, said this was in recognitionof their roles in bringing about a new political order in the country.
“While it is true that many other chieftains and even ordinary members of APC contributed in various ways to the party’s takeover of power from thePeoples Democratic Party (PDP), General Buhari served as the rallyingpoint and the poster boy of the promised change,” Ikanya said from Port Harcourt.
He also heaped praise on Amaechi, the former Rivers governor.
“He practically put his life on the line to lead the infant APC in hiscapacity as Director General of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, to defeat PDP despite that corrupt party’s virtually emptying the national treasury in its desperate bid to retain power, which it had held for 16 disastrous years.”
Buhari was elected president ahead of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.It was the first time the opposition had unseated a ruling party in the country.
– CAJ News
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