RIVERS EAST SENATORIAL INTEREST GROUP CALLS ON AMAECHI TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. SETS ASIDE THE REQUIRED FUNDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF A PRESIDENTIAL INTENT AND NOMINATION FORMS.
A socio-political pressure group, the Rivers East Interest Group calls on the former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to make himself available to contest the 2023 Presidential elections.
Rivers East Senatorial Interest Group is a Pro-APC group with an agenda and Mission to support Etche Ethnic Nationality for Senate. The group is seeking the actualization of Chief Nnamdi Okere’s election into the Senate come 2023 and mobilising the grass root in Rivers East Senatorial District for the APC.
As a group whose mandate is clearly to pursue the political and social interest of the Rivers East Senatorial District, Rivers State and Nigeria at large, we are compelled by our determination to contribute positively towards upholding democracy and entrenching good governance at all levels, to call on Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to contest for the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria given.
This call comes after a thorough and critical assessment of several other Nigerians who have rendered immense service to the Nigerian state and contributed towards its development, however, Amaechi readily fits the bill the most by our candid and patriotic assessment given his his vast experience in governance as well as long years of service spanning over two decades and well-spread across two of three arms of Government: the Executive and Legislature.
As a former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Amaechi served out the statutory two terms. Within the period, he led one of the most powerful legislative political power blocs; the Nigerian Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly. At the end of his tenure as Speaker, he was elected Governor of Rivers State in 2007 and served two tenures within which period, he became the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, for two terms. The Amaechi-led NGF was arguably one of the most powerful political power bloc in the country at the time.
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, an accomplished administrator and multi-sectoral achiever holds the record of being the first Nigerian to lead an opposition Party to power as DG of a Presidential Campaign Organization. A two term DG of a Presidential campaign Organization and Minister, Amaechi has garnered the requisite political exposure and composure to lead the Nigerian nation at this particular point in time.
Additionally, Amaechi’s track records of excellence and immense achievements both as Governor and Minister of Transportation are enormous and visible even to the blind. The imprints of his achievements are littered in all sectors of governance and stand out as a major point of reference.
As Nigeria continues to make genuine efforts towards addressing the plethora of challenges facing it, Amaechi’s wealth of experience comes handy at this particular time in the life of our nation. Amaechi comes as a unifier who satisfies the political interest of the South and at the same time enjoys a widespread acceptability in the North. He is a link between the older and younger generation and at such a time as this, when the Nigerian electorates are unanimous in their call for a younger leader, Amaechi fits the bill. Even more, Amaechi, aptly satisfies all ethno-religious concerns and interests.
To match words with action, we have set aside the required funds for the purchase of a Presidential intent and nominations form for the Honourable Minister of Transportation should he heed our call to contest for the plum job.
ENG. TSB Igbuliya,
Rivers East Senatorial
February 5, 2022.