May I seize this opportunity to thank my beloved supporters and our leader the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi the Honourable Minister of transportation for providing leadership and direction when one was needed. I reaffirm my unalloyed loyalty to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State and Nigeria in general.
I feel encouraged seeing party members in Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency and across the State devote their time to the affairs of the party and in championing the Advancement of our common glory.
Undoubtedly, I have followed closely and made sacrifices towards the development and success of our great party in my LGA in particular and the State in general. During this period, I have observed the setbacks experienced by my constituency, which necessitated my aspiration to vie for the position of Member representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
The Green Chamber is not a place for fat cats with loads of vested interests. It is a sacred temple where our collective dreams for the development of our people and constituency are given impetus. My policy and bills direction would have rested on eight pillars: Agricultural Development, Education, Healthcare, Poverty Alleviation, Entrepreneurial Development, Sports and Entertainment, Social Security, Youth and Women Inclusion in governance.
However, recall that our party, over the years, has suffered a lot of setbacks as a result of supremacy battles, betrayal, rancour, and acrimony. These should not be and as my love for the party is paramount and non-negotiable, my ambition will rather be the antidote to the bleak situation in our party than generate disunity.
With these in mind, I call on my supporters to respect the decision of the leadership of the party on whoever flies the Party’s flag in next year’s election. Members must also endeavour to respect each other for the smooth running of the party. As a people of one political family that believe in the same ideology, we must ensure that all hands must be on deck to build a State of our dreams.
Therefore, my dear people, after several consultations and strategic plans to pursue my ambition, respected leaders along the line prevailed on me to accept the decision of the leadership on the RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL and as such, the ball has fallen on the feet of my elder brother, Hon. Ezemonye Ezekiel Amadi, as the consensus candidate for Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency.
Hon. Ezemonye Ezekiel Amadi and I met in Abuja. He has offered me his hand of fellowship. We also had some fruitful deliberations on how to ensure the success of our great party in the forthcoming elections. Thus, on behalf of myself and my supporters, we are open and willing to work with him. As we do that, I will suggest that my eight-point policy and bills direction be given paramount concern as they are for the interest of our people.
Dear family, friends, well wishers and supporters, my ambition was essentially informed by the dedication to ensuring that the people’s welfare remains paramount. With that in mind, I have accepted wholeheartedly to drop my ambition and to join hands with other party faithfuls to work assiduously for the success of our dear party in the 2023 elections.
Long live APC!
Long live Rivers State!!,
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!