Rivers To Mark Ameachi’s 7th Year Anniversary As Governor In Grand StyleFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Port-Harcourt
The Rivers State Government has inaugurated a committee to organise what it termed, the “mother of all rallies” to mark the seventh anniversary of October 25, 2007 historic Supreme Court verdict that enthroned Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as the authentic elected Governor of the State instead of Sir Celestine Omehia, the imposed PDP gubernatorial candidate during the February 2007 election.
The mega rally scheduled to take place on October 25, 2014, at the new 65,000-seating capacity stadium in Port Harcourt constructed by the Amaechi administration to boost sports in Nigeria, will have Governor Amaechi give an account of his stewardship to the people of Rivers State, who renewed his mandate during the 2011 elections.
According to the organising committee, the 2014 Solidarity Rally which was inaugurated on 14th October, 2014 to mobilise Rivers people as well as well wishers of the State for the big event, will have the State Deputy Governor, Engr. Tele Ikuru, as Chairman of the Central Committee, with the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Hon. Barr. Chuma Chinye, as Secretary.
The Committee has the following sub-committees: Mobilisation with Chief Tony Okocha, the Chief of Staff to Governor Amaechi, as Chairman; Publicity with Commissioner of Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, as Chairman; Health with Dr. Sampson Parker, the Hon. Commissioner of Health, as Chairman.
Others sub-committees include, Venue with Hon. Igo Aguma as Chairman; Security, Ade Adeogun as Chairman; Traffic Hon Confidence Eke Chairman; Protocol, Hon. Henry Halliday the Government House Chief of Protocol as Chairman, just as Entertainment will be handled by Hon. Aye Atamah Pepple member representing Bonny Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly as Chairman.
Governor Amaechi, had during the inauguration charged members of the Committee to work assiduously to ensure that only true sons, daughters and friends of Rivers State are mobilized and not those who share out Rivers land and oil wells to other states.
He, however, explained that the rally is being organised for the progress and development of the State and not for political campaign or anything of such.
Responding on behalf of the Committee, Chief Tony Okocha noted that members were carefully selected and assured that they will surely deliver.
Also speaking, Rivers State Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, had expressed delight and commended Governor Amaechi for the overwhelming feats recorded by his administration.
He said: “We are proud for having Governor Amaechi as our leader,” the state APC boss stated.
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