Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) Hon. Dakuku Peterside, has lauded the re-election of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State for a second term as Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
Amaechi who was the candidate to beat at the election trounced his opponents, ending weeks of political intrigues and plots to stop him at all costs.
Peterside who represents Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in Rivers State also commended members of the Nigerian Governors Forum for supporting Amaechi whom he described as a visionary and courageous leader.
He described Governor Amaechi’s re-election as victory for democracy, rule of law, due process, vision, transparency, courage and good governance.
“It is also victory for all suppressed voices in our country. What has happened today also shows that democracy, which means freedom of choice, has come to stay in our nation,” he said.
The lawmaker described Governor Amaechi’s victory as a turning point in Nigeria’s political history and expressed confidence in Amaechi’s abilities to lead the forum.
He gave assurance that the new leadership of the NGF will work with the President, the National Assembly and other political leaders to stabilise the polity, deepen democracy and expand the socio-political and economic space.