2011: AMAECHI SEEKS SECOND TERM
Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has indicated his intention to run for a second term in office. Amaechi's declaration brought to an end the anxiety over possible renewal of his tenancy of Brick House, Port Harcourt. The revelation was made on Wednesday during an interaction with members of the state branch of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
'I think I want to run for a second term in office as Governor of the State and this is the first forum I'm saying this.' The governor told the gathering of clerics that a second term would enable him consolidate his administration's policies and programmes.
While calling for prayers to enable him realise his ambition, the governor recalled how he prayed when he first nursed the ambition to govern the state because he was aware that popularity could not win elections except God endorsed it.
He said he resorted to God when some 'influential Nigerians' wanted to stop him from becoming governor and, 'He (God) proved Himself.' He added, 'if I want to contest for a second term, the decision must be taken in the church.' On the 2011 elections, the Governor urged the church leaders to educate members of their congregation on the need to register for the forthcoming voters registration exercise.
He assured that individual votes would count in the elections.
Responding, the State Chairman of the PFN, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, commended the Governor on the choice of the church to declare his intention to run for a second term. Aggrey who is the General Overseer of the Royal House of Grace Church said the Governor was the first politician to confide in men of God in the state and assured that the churches would reciprocate by supporting him in prayers.
Also, he assured that the church would mobilize Christians for the voter's registration and the elections.