Posted by News Express | 3 April 2014 | 3,459 times
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has declared that those fighting the State Governor Chibuike Amaechi will not succeed because they are fighting someone who has God’s backing.
The declaration was made by the State Interim Chairman Evangelist Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, while declaring the party’s seven-day fasting session closed during an April 1 ceremony at the State Secretariat in Port Harcourt. His words:
“With the fasting we have shown to the entire world that all our activities are centred on God. In other words, those fighting against Governor Amaechi and the APC leadership in Rivers State are indirectly fighting God and they will never succeed as our own God is a great Warrior and consuming fire ever ready to protect his children and shame our enemies.”
Evangelist Ikanya announced that all arrangements had been made for a successful Ward Congress of the party on Saturday, April 5. He urged party faithful to ensure that only credible persons are elected at the ward level as that is the engine room of the party’s campaign for the 2015 general elections.
“If we fail to get it right at the Ward level then we are doomed as a party as the State may fall into the hands of the evil-minded people in PDP,” Ikanya said, adding: “On our own side, all the relevant materials and manpower have been mobilised to all the Wards of the party in the State for a successful congress. For each ward, 22 officials and four ex-officio members will be elected. We will also elect delegates for the Local Government and State Congresses. The spirit is very high and members are willing to ensure a successful ward congress. Security would be tight during the ward congress and warned that party would not condone acts of indiscipline from members. Members should conduct themselves in an orderly manner to ensure successful ward congress.”
The event witnessed prayers for peace, good governance and the wellbeing of Rivers State and her people. Party faithful at the ceremony also prayed for wisdom, protection and good health for the first family of Rivers State (Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, his wife and children) and the members of the State Executive Council, as well as for the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Amachree Otelemaba, members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and the newly appointed Chief Judge of the State, Justice P.N.C Agumagu.
In her speech, State APC Woman Leader, Evangelist (Mrs.) Caroline Nagbo, congratulated everyone for finding time to attend the meeting despite their tight schedules. She urged them to be courageous and commit everything to God as their only hope in life. Evangelist Nagbo urged them not to relent in prayers as it is the only key to victory. She went further to admonish all in attendance that APC is the only party that can bring the expected change and that everybody is equal in the party.
“APC,” according to Evangelist Nagbo, “is God’s miracle party divinely packaged as the only solution to the unabated plunder and customised corruption that has bedeviled our eminently sought democracy by the PDP leadership at the centre. For the first time in the history of political coalition experiment, that has worked with profound determination by all contributors, after a major election lost at centre in 2011.”
She commended the Deputy Mayor, Hon. Nancy Stephens Daopo, for making the womenfolk proud by becoming the first woman to occupy that position since the creation of Port Harcourt Local Government Area (PHALGA). “All of us are aware that our Governor is gender sensitive but we urge him to offer us more slots in the State Executive and ensure that women are given more responsibilities at the Local Government Councils as we’re ready to mobilise ourselves and youths to ensure that APC forms the next government come 2015,” the APC Woman Leader said.
Over 2,000 party faithful attended the prayer session dominated by women from all walks of life mobilised by Evangelist Naagbo, and which was concluded with prayer by Pastor (Mrs.) Gloria Lete. Those in attendance included the Chairperson of Ogu/Bolo L.G.A, Hon. Maureen Tamuno; Vice Chairperson of Omuma, Hon. Nweke Ngozi; Deputy Mayor of PHALGA, Hon. Nancy Stephens Daopo; the State APC PRO, Hadjia Christy Phillips; Mrs. Dorothy Fakae, wife of the Vice Chancellor Rivers State University of Science and Technology; Mrs. Grace Sam Jaja, former PDP Women Leader South-South; as well as all serving female councillors and women leaders in Rivers State. Some of members of the Rivers State Executive Council, including the Speaker and members of Rivers State House of Assembly, also attended, while Evangelist (Dr.) Ikanya led his 27-man Interim State Executive Council of the party to the event.
•Photo shows Governor Amaechi.
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