….Urges Rivers Political Leaders to unite
A former gubernatorial candidate in Rivers state, Prince Tonye Princewill, has commended the senate for the seamless manner in which the ministerial nominees are being screened.
In a statement issued on Friday by his media office, Princewill, urged all the political leaders in Rivers state to unite in order to move the state forward.
“The release of the Ministerial list and the speedy commencement of nominee screening by the Senate is significant for several reasons; but I want to use this opportunity to thank the President for not only bringing in fresh faces with good records, but returning a few good men and women who have proved themselves not only diligent to their work, but committed to their people.
“First on the list of returnees, of course, is my friend and brother, Rotimi Amaechi, the former Minister of Transportation. His contributions to the party and this government, including what we have suffered here in Rivers state, make his own nomination and his now successful screening, all the more sweet. We thank the President for standing by him. He will more than justify the confidence you reposed in him.
“While we await the screening of significant others and the assignment of portfolios, it is worthy to note that continuity in areas where we performed is the surest way to consolidation. I look forward to seeing the returnees in familiar roles, while the newcomers hit the ground running. Time is not on our side. Nigerians need results. There will be no honeymoon period.
“Which is the more reason why we in the ruling party need to bury all our political differences within our APC family and join hands, especially here in Rivers state. If we can not learn from our mistakes, we will be doomed to repeat them. Anywhere we find a brother or a sister, let us do our little bit to provide them support. To our members and to our fellow Nigerians I say, let’s be positive, no list is perfect, but the pursuit of perfection is in itself a major motivation.” He said