(By Chris K. Amadi) – As the first term of serving council chairmen in Rivers State is gradually coming to an end, those who have proven records of performance are assured of a second term.
This indication was given by Ambassador Desmond Akawor, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State when members of Wike for Positive Change led by the group’s Director General, Prof. Atuboyedia Obianeme visited him at the party secretariat in Port Harcourt.
Lauding the Wike for Positive Change for their support for the governor’s reelection, Ambassador Akawor recalled that the state under governor Wike has witnessed unprecedented level of transformation with the building of six flyover bridges, construction of Mother and Child hospital, Real Madrid academy and other educational and healthcare infrastructure.
He reiterated that the yardstick for picking forms in the next council election, as has been clearly stated by the governor is record of performance.
“The Governor has told all the local government chairmen, show me your project and you have second tenure, if you don’t have any project you don’t even ask for form. So on this the governor is clear and you know the governor cannot say what he cannot do”, Akawor emphasized.
Earlier, the Director – General of Wike for Positive Change, Professor Atuboyedia Obianeme said they were at the party Secretariat to congratulate Ambassador Desmond Akawor following his emergence as the chairman of the party in the state.
The Director General of Wike for Positive Change described Ambassador Desmond Akawor as a seasoned administrator, a diplomat, and a thorough breed politician, assuring him of their support at all times.