Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party that he and his administration remain loyal and committed to the party.
He said he would continue to deliver accountable, transparent, developmental and people-oriented leadership to the people of Rivers State.
Amaechi spoke on Sunday during the visit of the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who led the NWC members to the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Amaechi also urged the committee to fashion out workable modalities to rebuild and reconcile the lingering differences in the party.
He said, “We will remain in PDP. We support the issue of reconciliation, reconstruction and rebuilding of the party. We are in PDP. I have told my cabinet members that if we want to win election, we must work in such a way that the people are happy with us.
“Currently, we are popular in Rivers State; we have to maintain our popularity while in office and thereafter, and the only way to maintain that popularity is to continue to do what we are doing now, putting the people first.”
Amaechi said his administration was determined to deliver steady power supply to Rivers people by June this year.
He said, “If you watch my town hall meetings, nobody tells me you have done nothing. What they say is please do more, but we are saying that by the time we leave office, we will be proud to say we have done XYZ.
“If you access governors by the number of bridges and flyovers they have built, we have built five and by 2015, we must have built 15 bridges.”
Amaechi said his administration inherited 1,300 primary schools of three classroom blocks that were dilapidated, some with no classroom chairs and qualified teachers.
He said no fewer than 500 model Primary schools of 14 classroom blocks had been built to address the falling standard of education in the state, adding that his administration was determined to achieve its target of 750 schools.
Amaechi said every year, about 300 indigenes of the state were sponsored by the state government to the United Kingdom and Canada to study Medicine, Engineering and Oil and Gas.