Say he remains the best leader
From PAUL Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The 22 embattled Local government chairmen elected under All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Rivers State have reaffirmed what they described as unreserved loyalty to Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as the leader of the party in the state.
In an emergency meeting conveyed yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital by the embattled chairmen, the 22 of them passed vote of confidence to Amaechi and praised his achievement as the Transport Minister.
It would be recalled that the 22 local government chairmen were elected under the platform of APC during the last hour of Amaechi’s administration but they were later sacked by Governor Nyesom Wike and replaced by the current Local government caretaker committees.
Though, the matter which their party (APC) has vowed to see the end is still a subject of litigation at the court of competent jurisdiction.
In a statement issued after the emergency meeting yesterday and signed by all the chairmen, Sir Lucky Worluh of Emohua Local government who brief the press before the communiqué was given out said their loyalties to Chibuike Amaechi remain intact.
Worluh said they are strengthened by the history of Amaechi’s travails and turbulence in life, adding out of which God has distinguished him (Amaechi) as a purposeful and exemplary leader.
He noted that as a Governor, Amaechi made monumental impact and left eternal legacies that cannot be washed by the ebb and tide of time.
The statement read in part, “ As active players in the socio-political milieu of our society who are not ignorant of numerous untoward events in Rivers State under the watch of this present administration in the state, we firmly, concertedly resolved that you will continue to remain our leader.
“ That no amount of campaign of calumny, untrammeled vituperation and unguided tirades highly orchestrated by the present administration in the state can actually vilify or smear the impeccable image and reputation of our leader Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.
“ In the same patriotic spirit, after articulate evaluation of unfolding events in our great party-The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, the 22 duly elected Local Government Chairman further resolved, for purposes of clarity, to reiterate, reinvigorate, our unalloyed and undiluted loyalty to an astute Leader per excellence, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.”