Date Published: 05/28/10
Rt. Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi @ 45 – Years of Service to Mankind – Prince Tonye Princewill Political Associates
Today 27th May, 2010, the people of Rivers State celebrate the birthday of its number one citizen Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Executive Governor of the State. Born 45 years ago, his birthday anniversary is especially remarkable because it coincides with two major events; the anniversary of the creation of Rivers State-43 years today-, and the internationally recognized Children’s day celebration. This year’s celebration is especially poignant because it comes at the heels of the supreme courts validation of his election as Governor after all the various attempts to unseat him.
After running the gamut of having served as two time Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly; experiencing a political hiatus at the time of his hijacked mandate, emergence as Governor in 2007 and the April 2010 final validation at the courts of his election, it would not be farfetched for one to state that Amaechi may very well have been predestined from birth to be the leader of a State he shares the same birthday anniversary with.
Today we celebrate a leader who has proven that commitment and dint of hard work can yield dividends of democracy in just two short years. A testament of this claim is the revolutionary initiatives sweeping through the different sectors of the economy, with special reference to The Greater Port Harcourt City project, the first of its kind in the sub region and Rives monorail.
We celebrate a leader who is not resting on his oars but is poised to gradually consolidate all aspects of governance to totally transform the state to a level where all indigenes and stakeholders would have equitable access to a worthy standard of living.
In blazing the Town Hall Meeting trail in the state, he has eschewed the myth of a hidden agenda, by offering himself up for scrutiny, and by so doing showing transparency in government.
As he continues to break new grounds all with the objective of a better life for the people of the state we the Political Associates of Prince Tonye Princewill heartily congratulate him on this day whilst wishing him more fruitful years ahead of service to the State and humanity.
We use this opportunity to also congratulate our dear State on its 43rd years anniversary of its creation and pray that we will continue to build on the past efforts of our leaders and make the State one of the best States in Nigeria
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Media Consultant to
Prince Tonye Princewill