Opposition Urges Amaechi To Form All-Inclusive Govt


The Nigeria Peoples Congress (NPC) in Rivers State, has urged the re-elected State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi to be magnanimous in victory and consider all parties in forming a new government.

The party made this position known in Port Harcourt, last Wednesday with The Tide said if members of the opposition were to be considered in political appointment by the governor, it would reduce post-election litigations and promote conducive atmosphere for government to deliver democracy dividends.

The state Chairman of NPC,  Elder Joseph Pettigrew, who conveyed the party’s position  while briefing journalists said the party was happy with the emergence of Amaechi for another tenure, urged the governor-elect to complete numerous road projects already initiated across the state.

Pettigrew who said the party adopted Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi as their governorship candidate before the election, said the party took the decision because of his development plans for new Rivers State advising the governor to give electricity projects priority in the rural areas and establish Small Scale industries in Rivers State for the middle class.

The party said that establishment of  industries would help in addressing high unemployment rate and check cases of insecurity in the area, commending the governor to have promised employment to the people.

Responding to questions from reporters, the NPC state boss explained that his party adopted Amaechi as its governorship candidate due to his achievements in the areas of education, health and security.

“If you move round Rivers, you will attest to the fact that the ultra-primary health centres and model primary schools constructed by Amaechi in his first tenure were of high standard”, he said.

He urged the governor to consolidate on the achievements in the health and education as well as look into the welfare of workers.

Pettigrew said his party would continue to offer contributions for the smooth administration of the state.

“The beauty of opposition is to make effective contribution to a party in power.  When God designs it that your party also controls the government, others will equally offer their own advice”, he said.

He said that NPC was seriously preparing for the forthcoming local government area election in the state, nothing “NPC will field candidates in all the 23 Local Government areas during the polls”.

Joy Nwankwo