Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has said that he is not in a position to determine who will be his successor in 2015.
Explaining that only God knows the next governor of the state, Amaechi said he would only pray to God to make His choice known on his successor.
Amaechi spoke at the weekend during the thanksgiving service organised by the lawmaker representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, at Saint Barth’s Anglican Church in Gokana Local Government Area.
Abe organised the event to express appreciation to God for surviving the attack on him by the police during a Save Rivers Movement rally in Port Harcourt.
Amaechi pointed out that the next governor would be a person of reliable character, who would continue to transform the state at the end of his (Amaechi) tenure.
He said, “You must prepare for the next election so that you will teach them a lesson. The only way to teach them a lesson is first, to pray to God. After praying, go and register if you don’t have a voter card.
“If you have a voter card, wait for the election and vote against the Peoples Democratic Party. I have not started praying for who will take over from me. When I start, you will know.
“The prayer for now is God, we want you to lead us to build a party called the APC. The moment we are convinced that we are finished with that, I will put my knees again on the ground, and I will tell my wife and I will tell my pastors to pray for who my successor would be,” Amaechi said.
The governor recalled that he advised Abe to travel abroad for treatment because of his (Abe) health condition.
Amaechi described members of the National Assembly that came for Abe’s thanksgiving service as loyal friends of the senator.
“Magnus Abe is a reliable character. We met in the state House of Assembly. I thank the senators and I thank the House of Representatives members and I thank those of you who have come.
“It shows friendship; it shows loyalty to friendship and I believe that being loyal to friendship means that that person will pay you back when it is your turn,” he said.