Governor Amaechi APC Presidency ‘ll Bring Sense Back To Nigeria By Perry Brimah

June 19, 2014 – Governor Amaechi’s, APC Presidency ‘ll Bring Sense Back To Nigeria

Have you been watching Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi? What do you think of this man? Honestly? I am simply blown. I have no idea what he is looking for. We all know APC are not the type to give him the presidency spot. Nigeria and APC are too backwards and bogged down in dumb sentiments to make such sensible choices. So what is Amaechi really after that makes him the most standup, revolutionary, daring and truth speaking Nigerian public figure today? The Jonathanians created a fake faceBook page in which they pretended he wanted the APC chairmanship slot. That didn’t even fool 3 year-olds. So what is Amaechi after? Why is he so true to the cause and unrelenting at it?

ENDS gave governor Amaechi the ‘Nigerian Revolutionary,’ award for 2013 in recognition of his outstanding revolutionary spirit. Have you rebelled? Rebelling is not limited to masses, it is simply a strong statement and defiance of the authorities that be, made in their faces, damning the odds. Governor Rotimi Amaechi rebelled before there was the need to. Remember, before there was anything like APC – the formidable opposition – Governor Amaechi had already gone rouge against the despotic Abuja regime. He had gone at ends with the president and his wife, before he even ever had a broad base. This is a man from the same neck of the woods, who had every reason we more worthless Nigerians usually have to support ‘our own,’ because they are from our same locality and of course, because they are rich/in power. Before APC, governor Amaechi organized, worked with diverse governors and whopped the President’s behind, winning the chairmanship of the governors’ forum. Remember the 16>19 saga.

Perhaps governor Amaechi is so determined to help Nigeria get rid of this leadership because he really knows him. He knows if and how the first family really attended school, obtained (or didn’t) their degrees. He knows the rituals, the robberies, the adoptions, the sacrifices, the abominations. Perhaps he knows the real secrets and as such knows he has to carry the mantle to save Nigeria from its painfully deadly predicament. Perhaps this is why Abuja cannot stand him – because they know he knows.

It was governor Amaechi that told us that we are fools – and it is because we see them stealing and do not stone them. Straight and blunt words; no spices, no bandages. He told us to our fasces, that if it was anywhere else in the world, people will have been on the streets. He said, ‘yes, stone me too.’ This is a real human being and an honest man. He is ready to die for our cause. He is ready for us to stone him too if that will make us stone the rapacious monsters in Abuja. He has stoned them, no one can deny this. He has thrown rocks at them. But have we? Have we acted in any way in our capacity that equals Amaechi’s actions in his? If we were him, will we have pandered to the authorities that throw the dice, or will we have dared to rebel and revolt as he continually does, being locked out of his government house, being harassed at every turn, yet staying steady in his mission to rescue Nigeria?

Governor Amaechi relates with his people and with the East, West and North. He is a friend to all and has a distinction in correspondence and active political strategization. It is no secret that he flew to Kano to influence the selection of the nation’s second highest Muslim leader, the new Emir of Kano. This dynamic man just does not give up and has no boundaries or limitations. When Abuja blocked them leaving Kano that night, potentially putting their lives in danger, we heard Amaechi personally took the steering wheel of the car and drove himself and other politicians with him to Abuja in the dead of the night. Now, is that not a man?

In the news today, he is at it again and Abuja just cannot stand it. He was there on the road, as usual, out of his car, personally challenging the soldiers from the Presidency who wished to deny him his legal right to travel to Ekiti to ensure there is no accident and the people there do not waste a single vote for a registered thief. Abuja just could not let him go. They blocked and arrested him. This is how afraid of him they are. This is how much they are ready to risk his life – by harassing him on the dangerous roads of Nigeria, putting him at risk of the deadly menaces that plague our nation under their government. Yes, that brings us to an important topic – terror. If Amaechi was the president of Nigeria, Boko Haram insurgency would have long been a thing of the past, for history books. That is a fact. There can never be any such insurgency under Amaechi’s watch. He is a no nonsense man. He extends the olive branch that has poisonous spikes on it. And we have absolutely no issues with that. Go on, Amechi; Nigeria has no room for terrorists to be paid from our nation’s wallet, nor even space for them in our jails. Amaechi would have decimated Boko Haram just like Yar’Adua did – killed them all. No kid-gloves, romancing and arming the terrorists as the current wicked leadership does.

I will go for Amaechi for president any day. I will even go for a combination of Amaechi and Oby Ezekwesili for President and Vice. They have walked the walk, talked the talk and fought the fight. I don’t care what region they are from. If I need a spiritual leader, I’ll get that in my place of worship. If I need a tribal leader, I will get that in my village. For my president, I will choose a strong man or woman who is dynamic, strong, composed, charismatic and above all, has some brains in his head. An Amaechi presidency will bring back sense to Nigeria and will force our neighbors and even the colonial master to respect and fear us. Yes, like Putin. And like Putin, his people will love him and vote and re-vote for him, term after term after term.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah [Every Nigerian Do Something] Email: drbrimah@ends.ng

8 thoughts on “Governor Amaechi APC Presidency ‘ll Bring Sense Back To Nigeria By Perry Brimah

  1. I totally disagree with the author. I am based in Lagos d only gov in Nigeria that can restore order back to Nigeria’s disorder is Fashola

  2. Pls 2019 Bezo will be out for the presidency, vote for the right man and I promise you will never regret it, remember your vote count, pls miss red should not border coz her vote will always be void

  3. I’m still curious why GEJ thinks he’s coming back to preside over the affairs of this great Nation where he had a failing grade E. I think this man is up to something.Jonathan is a big mess and disappointment not only to his people but the entire Nation. If this guy eventually succeeded in boxing himself again into No.1 position, that will be catastrophe and a situation that will plunge this Country into deep unending civil war and instability. There is one thing about African leaders, they don’t know when to back off. With the situation on ground now, i think it’s advisable for this president to step down for another individual who is ready and capable to steer the ship of this Country in the right direction before it finally sink.

  4. How do u know that amaechi is any better? “What u know, u know. What u don’t know, u don’t know”. GEJ is not and can never be a failure. Its marvels me hw our heads are being used so cheaply.. #God bless Nigeria

  5. Amaechi is just a pawn used after which he would be dropped.Claiming a hero or ”stone me too” figure is just EMOTIONAL marketing. All along,he ate and dined with the presidency and nobody heard anything, if GEJ is not doing well,why is there too many rancor against him from those who once sat & dined with him,probably he has denied them some largesse from what used to be normal…its obvious,those you call your friends would end up to be betrayals.Be careful with anyone you call your friend.

  6. The author Peregrino never stops to amaze me….very thought provoking write up. I really do not care who and where the next president comes from, as long as he is an honest man that is full of integrity, these are the essential ingredients we have lacked in our leadership for so long.

    How many times have we had any of our past Head of state/presidents being called or recognised internationally to give speeches in international forum? Nigeria has now turned to the biggest laughing stock around the world…no thanks to the prevailing endemic corrupt practices and the handling of the “Chibok saga”, never mind the many atrocities of the government.

    My point here is this, in a nation of supposed “200 million people” as at the last count (I stand to be corrected)…what are we doing about these as a nation? I think the point the author is trying to make is this Gov. Amaechi, is at least doing something to provoke change albeit his past…what are you and I doing? Allow me to borrow from one of the songs of the late Fela Anikulapo which states that we are “suffering and smiling”.

    There will never be a change in Nigeria if we the people do not do something about our situation …so if you are a Nigerian and among the 200 million plus people, start doing something to provoke a change let us start to speak up and be counted.Remember what happened in South Africa before Apartheid was crushed, that’s what needs to happen here….In essence we need to organise ourselves to be formidable, speaking with one voice to break this vicious circle of maladministration.

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