The State Chief Executive advised Obio-Akpor women to see the
developmental initiative as a step in the right direction, and
to resist any attempt by the opposition to deceive them with
material gifts and propaganda in the face of truth and reality.
He urged the women to channel their energies towards the victory
of APC in 2015. 'I want the women of Obio/Akpor to refuse
attempts by the devil and the opposition to deceive them with
material things. Women in APC have to stand for the truth and
reality because you trust in God Almighty and not in man. No
matter the storm that will come your way, you need to be
steadfast and be assured that with God, everything will stand
still. That is the way to be the Ambassador of Christ. It is
time for women to be responsible in governance and ensure the
people experience and feel the dividends of democracy,' Amaechi
In his remarks, Chief Okocha, who is also the Leader of APC in
Obio-Akpor, stated: 'The monthly empowerment in Obio-Akpor Local
Government Area will be a continuous exercise calculated to
improve the living standard of citizens in the area. It is good
wisdom to help Governor Amaechi and the system to reach out to
the seemingly downtrodden.
We shall continue in this stride until all our people are so
empowered to cater for themselves and families and avoid the
stomach infrastructure in which those in PDP are specialists. I
commend the CTC on their performance in bringing the people at
the grassroots closer to government as I am satisfied with the
locally made cakes, beads and other crafts by the women. I am
hopeful that the empowerment will surely impact on them
Dr. Ibiamu Davies Ikanya, the Rivers State Chairman, who was
represented by the State Party Secretary, Chief Emeka Bekee,
described the event as heart-warming. 'The people of Rivers
State can by this event know the different between APC and other
mushroom political parties in Rivers State. Chief Tony Okocha
has by his empowerment of our women incarnated the personality
of the late Chief Moshood K.O. Abiola, who is well noted for his
political sagacity and philanthropy. For us winning
convincingly, the need to win Obio-Akpor cannot be over-emphasised
seeing that any party that wins Obio-akpor has won the State
considering the population and wards in the area. No amount of
thuggery or impunity will stop APC from winning the elections in
Rivers State,' Dr. Ikanya declared.
On his part, the Chairman of Obio/Akpor Caretaker Committee,
Hon. Lawrence Chukwu, said the council is in alliance with APC
in the area to give the needed assistance to members so as to
boost productivity and reduce the crowd of unemployed in the
local government. According to him, 'It has become the routine
of the Obio/Akpor Local Government Council to empower as many
women as possible, including youths.
This administration will not cease to empower the citizens until
all the unemployed are empowered. Obio-Akpor is for APC. Under
the leadership of Chief Tony Okocha in this local government
council of 17 wards and non-indigenes, we see no obstacles,
confusion, acrimony or propaganda. We have bought 22
transformers that will be distributed to all the wards in Obio/Akpor
LGA. We are also donating a Hilux vehicle and other security
gadgets to the police to detect and fight crime. Protection of
lives and property in Obio/Akpor is also our priority.'
Hon. Chukwu equally urged APC faithful, women and youths, to
ensure active participation in the forthcoming INEC voter
registration exercise, saying that it is the precondition to
rout PDP in the 2015 elections.
The event was witnessed by the representative of the Governor,
Her Excellency, Dame Judith Amaechi, Chief of Staff, Chief Tony
Okocha, members of the Rivers State Executive Council, Local
Government CTC Chairmen, Hon. Ike Chinwo, former member of the
Federal House of Representatives, elders and stakeholders of APC
and traditional rulers amongst others.
Long Live APC!
Long Live Rivers State!!
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers