Amaechi visits Tinubu in Lagos, urged Nigerians to protect their votes (PHOTOS)

Tinubu Amaechi

by Isi Esene

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi yesterday visited the former governor of Lagos state and the leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Tinubu, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji.

While on the visit, Amaechi urged Nigerians to protect their votes  after every election with a view to safeguarding democracy.

Amaechi who visited Tinubu at his Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, residence said protection of votes would make it difficult for election results to be manipulated.

Amaechi, right, visits Tinubu (centre)over mother's death. Left is Dele Alake
Amaechi, right, visits Tinubu (centre) over mother’s death. Left is Dele Alake

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“Things should be done in such a way that the electorate defend their votes, not just leaving them in the custody of the police alone or leaving the place after voting,” he told reporters at the end of the visit.

He remarked that if the people keep watch over their votes, it will be difficult for anyone to manipulate the result.

Only by so doing, he insisted, can their votes count.

Amaechi described the late Alhaja Mogaji as a mother who gave all her best to the society and urged those she left behind to emulate her virtues which the whole country is now celebrating.

Business tycoon, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, also visited Asiwaju Tinubu.

He said the news of Alhaja Mogaji’s passage came like any other one but the ripple lingers on.

He described the deceased as an indefatigable supporter of the downtrodden and astute manager of human resources.

“She left a bold and permanent print in the sands of time and her lifetime was a glorious and memorable one,” he said.

Honorary Consul of Switzerland, Chief Marlies Allen, in a message, urged Asiwaju Tinubu to take heart because the transition is a celebration to eternity,saying: “I was so sorry to hear the sad news that you recently lost your darling mother. My thought and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

“Mothers are very special and truly nothing ever really prepares one for this loss. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Daughter of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, showered praises on Alhaja Mogaji for her services to humanity and prayed for the repose of her soul.

Comments (2)

  1. After paying people to finger print all the ballot papers for you in rivers state you are now telling people to protect their votes,you must be a funny fellow,wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  2. Ten boso for amaechi we will protect our vote from them robbers,they will be put to shame,we are tired of no light,no water,no food, Gej don’t 4cup 4 my own side too,b4 him enter shabi fuel na 65,he comot am go 97,me I de vex for that very well, him promise say him go build refinary, where is d refinary now? No be mata of muslim or christian, let buhary be our president I beliv tin go change,sincerely Gej fall my hand,he diserpoint me,person wen me vote for last time com de tell me say make I de it cassava floor,shabi him de eat imported rice,why I no de eat ofada rice, this man 4cup,notin go make me vote for him 2015

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