Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said he contested and won the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) election which was held on Friday.
Amaechi spoke at an Interdenominational Church Service held at Corpus Christi Cathedral in Port Harcourt to mark this year’s Children’s Day celebration which also coincided with his (Amaechi) 48th birthday.
“Let me say to you, I am the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum. That we are not talking is because we have decided not to talk. They voted, we voted and we won. If they had won, I would have congratulated them,” he said.
Amaechi also assured children of the state of his administration’s desire to provide good governance and quality education. He also said government was on track to provide adequate security all over the state.
“I want to assure the children that this country has no future without you. We owe you nothing but good leadership, good governance and to ensure we provide good education. I also assure you as a government that security is a priority to us; we should not play politics with the lives of our people,” he said.
Earlier, the officiating priest, the Catholic Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese, Most Reverend Camillus Etukudoh, congratulated Governor Amaechi, assuring him that the church will continue to pray for him and the state.
Also speaking at the St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Woji, Amaechi assured that the Trans-Woji bridge linking the Peter Odili road would be completed in July and decongest the traffic challenge on Aba road.
“Before September, most of you will not be driving on Aba road again. In the next one month, they will fill up the Trans -Woji bridge. I am told by the contractor that by the end of June/July they will fill up the bridge”, he said.
The governor equally promised to build two more primary schools at Woji to enable those living in the area to have access to his government’s free education programme.
“I don’t believe you have enough primary schools in Woji. I need land to build more primary schools in Woji. The CTC chairman of Obio/Akpor should look for land for me to build more primary schools,” he said.