Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday inaugurated his aides and members of the National Assembly as chairmen of 11 working committees set up by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in preparation for the 2015 general election.
Those inaugurated included the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari; the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Wogu Boms; the Commissioner for Lands, Hon. Ezemonye Ezekiel-Amadi; and the Sole Administrator of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, Aleruchi Cookey-Gam; as chairmen of Publicity /Media, Legal Matters, Electoral Matters, and Finance Committees, respectively.
The senator representing Rivers South East, Magnus Abe, was appointed head of the Research/Planning committee, while the senator representing Rivers West district, Wilson Ake, was appointed chairman of the disciplinary committee.
The members representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro and Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituencies in the House of Representatives, Dakuku Peterside and Dawari George, were appointed to head Contact and Monitoring committees respectively.
Inaugurating the committees, Amaechi urged the leadership and members of the committees to work hard to ensure the victory of the APC in the state in the 2015 elections.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Tele Ikuru, said: “Because, we have specially selected each and every one of you, the life wire of this party has been given into your hands. Individually and collectively, the success of this party from this moment on is in your hands.
“What you will do, will determine if we are going to succeed or if we are going to fail. If your responsibility is to raise resources, please, do it as if it is the last job you have to do on earth, and as much money as possible. If your job is to mobilise the people of Rivers State, put everything into it as if your life depends on it; mobilise from kitchen to kitchen; from door to door; from bathroom to bathroom. Mobilise our people, because, we cannot continue to delay, Rivers State must be liberated, and the only way we can liberate Rivers State is to bring about positive change in the state.”
In his speech, the Chairman of APC in the state, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the inauguration of the 11 working committees was the beginning of the moves to change the political landscape of Nigeria, starting with the state.
Ikanya said: “Today marks the beginning of the work we have given to ourselves; the work to change the political landscape of Nigeria, beginning from Rivers State. We have advocated change in governance, we have advocated the politics of inclusiveness, we have advocated good governance, and we have said that our party will provide for Nigerians, the things that are lacking in the present PDP government.”