Days ago, Chief Emeka Beke was officially inaugurated as Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State.
The event which took place in Abuja is significant on many respects in the political trajectory of Chief Emeka Beke and that of Rivers State. The reason is because, an opportunity to serve as state chairman of a political party, especially a major one that is ruling at the centre is a rare privilege, and historic.
It would be recalled that, before his recent election into the new office of chairman of APC in Rivers State, the Elibrada Emohua born politician had served his party, the APC, as state Secretary, and many political watchers are of the opinion that Chief Beke’s promotion is a reward for his outstanding performance band loyalty when he served as state secretary of the party.
The promotion, no doubt will serve as a positive re-enforcement of good performance and further motivate Chief Emeka Beke, who is taking after his late businessman/ politician father, Chief Francis Beke and inspire him to continue to grow in a positive direction in the interest of all stakeholders.
From experience, the new APC helmsman in Rivers State knows that, “every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty”, as observed by John Rockefeller, and with the benefit of hindsight, we have no doubts that he will take responsibility and justify the confidence reposed in him by his party.
Having been in politics for decades and grown through the ranks, the new chairman of APC in Rivers State, Chief Emeka Beke, will, at all times, be guided in his actions by the rule of law and social justice: promotion of democracy, fairness and accountability.
Besides, the chairman’s unquestionable loyalty to the party will place him in a better stead to resolve conflicts through dialogue and consensus and eventually fulfill the legitimate expectations of his political family.
All of us at Notable Outcome felicitate with Chief Emeka Beke and wish him well in his new assignment.