By PRECIOUS IBINABO DAVIDS, Port Harcourt
Hon Minister of Transportation and State Leader of the APC, Rt Honourable Rotimi Amaechi, CON held a crucial meeting with Party leaders from the three Kalabari LGAs in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Kalabari leaders during the meeting used the occasion to reinforce their unanimous resolve to work with the former Governor & the APC to take out the terribly wasteful PDP led government in 2019.
There were two major highlights of the meeting namely: the constitution of the novel Pan-Kalabari Elders Council and the Leadership Committees of the three LGAs.
The Pan-Kalabari Elders Council has Chief Bekinbo Soberekon as Chairman, Engr Beks Dagogo-Jack as Deputy Chairman & Prince Tonye Princewill as Secretary. Membership of the Elders council cut across the three LGAs with notable personalities including Engr. Levy Braide, Mr. Ngo Martins-Yellowe, Lolo Ibieneye, Dumo Lulu Briggs, Charles Ijuye, Prof Owunari Georgewill, Mrs Joeba West, and others.
The Chairmen of the LGA Leadership Committees are as follows: Ojukaye Amachree – Asari-toru ; Hon Sokonte Davis, Degema & Mr Christian Don-Pedro, Akuku-toru. The APC State Leader emphasised that Party faithfuls must learn to make personal sacrifice and also resist the temptation for immediate material benefits if they want to win the elections ahead.
Governor Amaechi informed the audience that the time is long overdue for the leaders in the Kalabari area to unite and rise up against the devastating effects of militancy and criminality on their areas, especially in terms of education, economic activities and quality of life in these communities.