Rivers Assembly passes vote of confidence on Amaechi
By EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
PORT HARCOURT—THE Rivers State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed a vote of confidence on Governor Chibuike Amaechi of the state.
The motion, signed by 26 of the 36 members, dominated the Assembly’s debate, yesterday.
The motion presented by Leader of the House, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, said that the stance of the lawmakers had become imperative following perceived recent antagonism targeted at the governor.
Several lawmakers, who argued in favour of the motion, affirmed that the governor had done well in steering the ship of governance and development of the state, noting that the motion was timely to encourage him (Amaechi) to do more and to challenge any attempt to malign him.
Speaker of the House, Otelemaba Dan Amachree put the motion to vote, with 23 members supporting same, while three abstained.
The House also voted in favour of a special session to be held with the governor to enable the Assembly convey the confidence vote and commend him over his leadership of the state.
Reacting differently, the member representing Obia/Akpor II, said that the governor was merely doing his work as chief executive of the state and does not deserve any accolade for doing the job for which he was elected.
… Ogbakor Ikwerre, also
Rivers State Governor, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has been commended by the new leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation, Worldwide, for his sterling leadership and enormous achievements in the state.
President-General of the group, Worldwide, Prof. Augustine Onyeozu, spoke when he led a delegation of national executives of Ogbakor Ikwerre on a courtesy call on Governor Amaechi at Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said: “The former national executive led by Chief S. Agbaru briefed the convention fully on your laudable programmes and landmark achievements as Governor of Rivers State since you assumed office.
“The incontrovertible fact is that your performance and achievements are superlative and excellent.
“You have brought pride and honour to us. We are indeed very proud of you. We will further urge you to ensure that in all your conducts and activities in government, you give every ethnic group in the state adequate and appropriate sense of belonging.”
He thanked the people of Rivers State for their continued support and loyalty.