2023: APC delegates who sold votes during presidential primary are regretting – Amaechi

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CORRECTION REMOVES REFERENCE TO POPULATION - Rivers state governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, speaks to foreign journalist in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday Sept. 2, 2013. The governor says that a new splinter group he formed within the ruling party along with six other governors and a former presidential candidate are trying to pressure the party to do more about poverty, crime and education. The move is the first major internal challenge to President Goodluck Jonathan since he was elected in 2011. Gov. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi said Monday that they intend to transform the ruling People’s Democratic Party from a party that presents a candidate for elections to a party with better ideology. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has claimed that All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates who sold their votes at the presidential primary are regretting their actions.

Amaechi polled 316 votes, to finish behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during the exercise.

The former minister said the prayer should be for Nigerians to vote for the right person to govern the country.

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“I don’t believe that is the solution to Nigeria’s problem — giving money. I hope you know. I give you N10 million now and when it finishes, what happens? The solution to Nigeria’s problem is that all of you must rise,” he said.

“God should save the ordinary Nigerian, because they are the problem. Those who voted at the APC primary, who are they? The ordinary Nigerian. The small money they got solved their immediate problems.

“Now ‘oh we made a mistake’; ‘we didn’t make a mistake’. We are hearing different things. Pray for the leadership of the country, but also pray that ordinary Nigerians choose the right person to govern.”