Written by Dr. Brian Wilfred
While Rivers people prepares to celebrate Governor Chibuike Amaechi's One Year in office come 25 October, 18th October 2008 was a memorable day in the history of Rivers Action Congress (AC). The party under the leadership of Prince Tonye Princewill, who is a member of the Niger Delta Caretaker Committee, inaugurated a Four Man Committee comprising of Hon. Badey Suage as Chairman, Dr. Mrs. Edith Wele and Mr. Okisi Bob-Manuel as members and Chief Eze C. Eze as Secretary to apprise and review the one year tenure of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi in office. This was the first Stake Holders Forum meeting of the party in the state. The meeting saw the faces the State Leader, Prince Tonye TJT Princewill, the CTC Chairman, Hon Badey Suage, Bar Osima Ginah the Commissioner of Urban Development, Chief Davis Ibiama The Commissioner of Special Duties, Chief Williams Igweh, Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs to Gov. Amaechi, all members of the CTC, Elders and opinion Leaders of the party.
The Committee was given one week to submit its report and expected to highlight what the Government has achieved, identify the loopholes, and suggest recommendations on how to improve service delivery to the people of
Rivers State. The mandate given to the appointees were to buttress the achievement of Government in eight key sectors –Education, Health, Works and Housing, Urban Renewal, PPP, Security, the effects of the government on the common man in the street and Transparency in Governance.
Prince Tonye Princewill was it who addressed the Committee and asked the members to bear in mind that the Rivers State AC, apart from being a pacesetter, is in the drive to give a new direction to politicking in Nigeria. In this regard, he charged them to produce a lasting report that will be a reference document that will guide and assist the Government to make its second year anniversary better than what it has done within the first year.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Badey, pledged on behalf of the Committee stated that they would provide a document that will be a challenge to opposition parties not necessarily in Nigeria but in Africa. The Forum expressed happiness of the much Amaechi has achieved so far, not minding the need of improvements in some areas.
Dr. Brian Wilfred, is Communication Assistant to Prince Tonye Princewill.
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