“I took a risk with Chude & Adebola to handle the presidential campaign and they did a great job” – Rotimi Amaechi

Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi gave his speech at The RED Summit Gala night celebration stating the roles Adebola Williams and Chude Jideonwo played in the last presidential campaign which led to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “I thank Adebola Williams & Chude Jideonwo for taking that responsibility of handling the presidential campaign. They sold our candidate to Nigerians against popular opinion. They got President Muhammadu Buhari to wear a suit, something he hadn’t done for over thirty years and that was one of the biggest highlights of
the campaign. Those images broke barriers and sold the man.”

He continued, “We always say God won the election but their role can’t be overemphasized. They created an impression that we had money, made the other people afraid and think we could match them money for money but we really couldn’t. It was their creativity. I thank them and wish them the very best.”

ABOUT THE RED SUMMIT

The RED Summit is West Africa’s largest omni-media gathering. The summit will bring together stakeholders in various segments of the media across the African continent to explore new trends in a rapidly changing landscape. Participants at the event will have opportunities to exchange ideas about the future of media on the continent. The RED Summit is part of events celebrating ten years of Red Media Africa’s impact on Africa’s media space, inspiring and empowering millions of Africa’s youth in the process.

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