The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has congratulated the newly elected National Executives of the All Progressive Congress (APC), assuring them of his commitment to the party’s goal of ‘safeguarding the nation and securing its future.’
Amaechi who refuted reports that he was aggrieved by the outcome of the National Convention of the party that took place last Saturday, expressed commitment to the goals of the APC, adding that “he would work assiduously alongside all party faithful to achieve this noble cause.”
In a statement by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, the governor described “the APC Convention of June 13th and 14th was a clear indication that the APC is fully reinvigorated and even more united than ever before.”
“The national party officers who emerged at the convention are men and women of repute and it is delightful that the APC would be led in these times by a person of impeccable character and towering stature like His Excellency John Odigie – Oyegun, former Governor of Edo state.
“We understand why the Peoples Democratic Party would be jittery and embark on a smear campaign as the emergence of these APC national officers is the first major political step and victory of the Party in its effort to bring about the desired change in leadership for our dear country come 2015.
“Governor Amaechi would like to assure the new executive that the people of Rivers State would join them to sweep out the old order of corruption and confusion in our country as we embrace the new dawn of Change,” it stated.