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ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR (TURAKIN ADAMAWA) ARRIVES PORT HARCOURT ON THURSDAY FOR ION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND GRAND COMMISSIONING OF THE NEW ULTRA MODERN SECRETARIAT OF THE RIVERS STATE AC

By Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Turakin Adamawa and immediate past Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the National Leader of AC will be visiting Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital during the week. During his stay he will in addition to other things honour the invitation by the Organisers of the ION International Film Festival scheduled for 10th to 12th December, 2009.

The Turakin Adamawa is expected to arrive at the International Airport, Omagwa on the morning of Thursday 10th December, where he will be received by the Rivers State AC Leader, Prince Tonye Princewill accompanied by the Leadership of AC, members of the party and the leadership of Forum of Organized Opposition Political Parties in Rivers State. His first stop will be the grand commissioning of the new ultra Modern Secretariat of Rivers State AC acquired by Prince Tonye Princewill. It is hoped that the new acquisition equipped with up to date technology will serve to reposition the party for greater challenges ahead. The National Leader will also hold a consultative meeting with the leadership of the opposition in the State on how to move and unite the opposition into a greater force that will restore democratic values in the democratic experiment of our nation.

Later that evening, he would be in attendance at the opening Gala Ceremony of the ION Film festival scheduled for the Port Harcourt Polo Club in company of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Executive Governor of Rivers State and the founder of ION International Film Festival, Mr. Hossein Farmani. The ION Film Festival holding on Rivers State soil at this time is a vote of confidence by the international organisers in recognition of the now peaceful ambience of the state as one of the most hospitable home centers in Nigeria in stark contrast to its recent hostile past.

According to Prince Tonye Princewill the arrow head of the opposition in Rivers State, Atiku Abubakar visit to PH besides honouring the ION International Film Festival invitation, is largely aimed at motivating and mobilizing the Rivers State AC into attending the forthcoming AC National Convention scheduled for Lagos on 12th December, 2009 where far reaching decisions will be taken to recover and reposition the party for the forth coming Elections in the polity. The general public particularly the political class are aware that Atiku Abubakar takes Rivers State as a second home after Adamawa State and that Rivers State AC Chapter is a chapter after his heart.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Publicity Secretary, Rivers State AC.