NGF Election: Peterside Hails Amaechi's Re-election

26 May 2013

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Governor  Rotimi Amaechi

Onwuka Nzeshi

Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) Hon. Dakuku Peterside, has lauded the re-election of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi  of Rivers State for a  second term as  Chairman of Nigerian  Governors’ Forum.

Amaechi who was the candidate to beat  at the  election trounced his opponents, ending weeks of political intrigues and plots to stop him at all costs.

Peterside who represents Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in Rivers State also commended members of the Nigerian Governors Forum  for supporting  Amaechi whom he described as a visionary and courageous leader.

He described Governor Amaechi’s re-election  as victory for democracy, rule of law, due process, vision, transparency, courage and  good governance.

“It is also victory for all suppressed voices in our country. What has happened today also shows that democracy, which means freedom of choice, has come to stay in our nation,” he said.
The lawmaker described Governor Amaechi’s victory as a turning point in Nigeria’s political history and expressed confidence in Amaechi’s abilities to lead the forum.

He gave assurance that the new leadership of the NGF will work with the President, the National Assembly and other political leaders to stabilise the polity, deepen democracy and expand the socio-political and economic space.

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