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Etche people pledge support for Gov. Amaechi

25 April 2013, 07:31

Okehi - The Chairman, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers, Reginald Ukwuoma, on Wednesday commended governor Chibuike Amaechi for the numerous projects cited in the area.

He also pledged the support of the people for the state government as it continued to provide democracy  dividends.

Ukwuoma said this at Okehi, headquarters of the council, at the inauguration of 20 political appointees to serve the council.

The appointees are Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Supervisors.

Ukwuoma said the recent call by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain from the area calling on Gov. Amaechi to resign was not the view of Etche people.

"On this note, Etche local government completely dissociates itself from the information from one of us stating that the governor of the state should resign.

"If that statement is true as alleged, Etche local government completely dissociates itself from such statement.

"Anybody calling for the resignation of the governor of the state is on his own. Etche local government and its people are irrevocably committed to the cause of the governor because we are better treated.

"There is no reasonable Etche man or woman who can look at the infrastructure development that dot the streets of Etche and call for his resignation."

Ukwuoma urged the people to embrace peace and advised the elders to stop playing politics of anger, bitterness and pull-him-down, saying such would not be in the interest of the area.

He urged the appointees to cooperate with his administration to move the area forward.

In his speech, Rep. Ogbonna Nwuke, said that it was unthinkable that somebody should call on Gov. Amaechi to resign despite the giant development strides he had achieved.

"All of us are witnesses to what’s been going on in Rivers state since the Amaechi administration started.

"We have had greater development, we have enjoyed peace.

"Today, we have more than 22 primary schools built by this administration; we have most of our roads here built by this administration; we have health centres also built by this administration."

Nwuke, who represents, Etche/Omuma Federal constituency, said the comments made by one elder Anyanwu were personal and did not represent the views of Etche people.

He said more than 100 students from the area had benefited from Gov. Amaechi’s scholarship scheme and were presently studying abroad.

"Gov. Amaechi is focused, offering credible leadership and has refused to be distracted in his quest to develop the state.

"We urge Rivers people to continue to support him and remain calm and law abiding."

A spokesman for the appointees, Mr Blessing Uchegbo, pledged that they would support the chairman to develop the area.



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