AMAECHI PROMISES BETTER RIVERS IF RE-ELECTED
Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, yesterday, assured the people of the state that he would stop at nothing to transform the state if re-elected.
Speaking at the church dedication of his campaign tour at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Port Harcourt, the governor assured that apart from consolidating the achievements made so far, his second tenure would record revolutions in agriculture and governance generally.
As an instance, he hinted that an ultra-modern fish farm would be established in Buguma area to enhance fish supply in the state.
Also, the existing Risonpalm Estate would be revamped in addition to the establishment of new oil palm estates in the state.
On security, the governor assured that the state would witness improved physical policing as part of official efforts at ensuring that people 'sleep with their two eyes closed.' Governor Amaechi said also that his government would hold regular Town Hall meetings in the various local government areas to enable the rural people be actively involved in governance.
In a related development, the governor would flag off his re-election campaign tomorrow in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. Briefing journalists yesterday, the Director General of Governor Amaechi's re-election Campaign Organisation, Chief Ezebunwo Wike said the governor would take his campaign to all parts of the state to let people know his plans for them if re-elected.
Chief Wike who doubles as the governor's chief of staff, Government House, assured that the campaign would be issues-based.
'Our campaign will be based on issues, on what we are going to do more for the state. We are not going to abuse anybody.' He was optimistic of mass turn-out of people for the rallies in the local government areas because of the governor's impressive performances in his first term. Chief Wike described former transport minister and governorship candidate for Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Dr. Abiye Sekibo and former governor, Sir Celestine Omehia of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as no threat to Governor Amaechi's re-election bid.
'Rivers State has always been in the mainstream party. Any other party is merely advertising itself for people to know that they have arrived in the state. Nobody is contesting the election with Amaechi in this state.
'Omehia is not running election. We are not God but as man, I can predict what will happen in Rivers State. APGA will not win even councillorship seat.'