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Governor Rotimi Amaechi: “We Steal because You Never Stone Us for It”



Governor Rotimi Amaechi - December 2013 - BellaNaija

It seems Nigerians are responsible for the high rate of corruption.

On Thursday 12th December 2013, an event to honour the life and times of former South African president and Human Right icon Nelson Mandela was held at Freedom Park, Lagos.

The governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi was present at the event among other dignitaries. When invited on stage, he spoke on the high rate of corruption in Nigeria and why many politicians will continue to steal.

Sahara TV was there to cover the event. Check it out!


  1. Vanessa

    December 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Ok. I am on my way to Olumo Rock to gather rocks for stoning them.

  2. Fountain of Paper

    December 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Ain’t nobody gat time to stone corrupt leaders yo! We’re not angry enough. We’ll complain and leave it to God and the coo at your lavish parties and hope some day… God will butter our breads and let us have the kind of money to allow us cruise on the champagne lane.

    • lola

      December 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      this is exactly what i am saying all Nigerians say is God will remove them for us . biko is God going to come down himself to deal with them ? the answer is no he put people in Nigeria for a reason. its like Nigerians like the situation of the country , is like you guys like suffering . well maybe its because you guys think one day your going to be in their position and you will probably take more than theydid . yet when a member of the general population steals petty things some idiots will now lynch them, the people that are stealing from the country big time r the ones that should be lynched . like he said during the oil subsidy musicians use that time to be promoting their music just singing up and down .

    • ms lala

      December 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Let the church say amen….i died of lafter went to heaven and God sent me back to continue to suffer lol…real talk we are not angry enough..we have this aloof mentality towards corrupt leaders because we all secretly hope that our brother, uncle, father even mother will get a chance eat from the national ice cream cake…don’t forget the hope for our sister to strike it gold by being a mistress,or the 100th sidechick of a wealthy politician who then can sponsor our school fees…hell the hope can go on for days…thats a nigerian mentality…when they say one day e go better it aint about the country progressing its about their own family getting a chance to steal us dry…stone ke…when theres always a FUNGUS AMONG US..we plan to take action some cheap SOB will sell us out for a mere 1million naira..#truthbomb


    December 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    stoning not literally but how many of these politicians who steal have been taken to court and punishment given,We just fold our hands and say “Let them eat but still execute projects in the state”.They steal because they know they can get away with it.But if some women steal ,the public will naked them and beat them.We let them treat us the way we are being treated.

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      December 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I was actually thinking literally might be more effective!!

  4. Hurperyeahmie

    December 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    @Amaechi don’t worry Nigerians may never stone corrupt leaders but you’ve forgotten life is a seed, whatever a man sows that will he reap and to the fourth generation if not well taken care of, check all the bad leaders in this country which one died a peaceful death? hmmm i pity you gaani Judgment is coming faster than you think in fact it has already started

    • Lami

      December 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Seriously?! those are your wise words? and in the mean time what should we do? Wait for judgement day?

      This is the problem with Nigeria. I have nothing against your faith and the principles of the bible but why is your default response “oh what you sow you will reap” ..and they don’t end well? really? well the wealth remains in thier families for years and many poor people arent exactly dying in style!! You need to be angry!!!! show some freaking emotions!!!!!!!!!

    • Hurperyeahmie

      December 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      am sorry go and gather stones then and stone him but remember to hide your family and yourself in a place where only God can see, have you not heard of this proverb, he who you can’t catch you leave to God?

    • Fountain of Paper

      December 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Hahahah yes my sister… In the mean time we send prayer text messages and ask God to direct our leaders. Then when it’s time for elections we vote the dimmest cookie in the jar because he Prima Facie is a Christian.

      Yup, let’s leave it to God while we remain where we were 50 years ago.

      It is well. Let us sing Kumbayah!

    • uduma

      December 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      OMG i do not know but i feel like we will be tight friends if we knew each other. it is so funny because i had a conversation with some one today about how the religious nature of Nigerians is preventing us from success. Honestly, i think God is laughing at us

  5. Fashionista

    December 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Stone abi? so they can assasinate me later!

    • Bide

      December 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Lol..My thoughts exactly

    • Fountain of Paper

      December 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      But then you’d have done something good and made your point. You’d have made those alive have a reason to celebrate you. Not to state the obvious but let’s take a quick look at Mandela….

      You shouldn’t be afraid to die for what you believe in. What’s worse than death if you think about it really? Last last you will die. What’s the point of being alive and remaining in a bubble of fake ‘It Is Well’ when we all know nothing is well.

      Think about it.

    • new bride

      December 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Me I don’t want to die yet sha! Especially when I won’t see the fruit of my labor…no thanks!

    • Fashionista

      December 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Dont worry, you go first, im close behind!

  6. i_dey_vex

    December 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    these same corrupt politicians come to our church/mosque n get front seats….we praise them in our churches, mosques

  7. uc o

    December 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    ur statement includes u jarri

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