… Drums Support For APC
The bustling town of Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State, literally came to a standstill over the weekend as Barr. Ezemonye Ezekiel-Amadi, standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Federal House of Representatives election in 2019, chieftains of the party and members of the his team, stormed the community.
Ezekiel-Amadi, who is the immediate past Commissioner for Lands and Survey in the state, was in Elele for the inauguration of Elele Wards three and four chapters of Obanu Ezems, Obanu Ayi Volunteers, a political advocacy group.
Speaking at the event which attracted the cream of the APC in Ikwerre and Emohua Local Government Areas, Joseph Okah, Chairman of the Party in Ward 3, said the event was a watershed in the history of APC in the area and enjoined party faithful to remain committed to the ethos and ideals of the party.
Inaugurating the Volunteers, Barr. Ezekiel-Amadi charged them to work for and rededicate themselves to the service of the party and ensure that it wins the 2019 general elections.
His words: “Your inauguration today is a call to service. You must all work together to ensure that we win the forthcoming elections and win it resoundingly.
“You also have to submit yourselves to the leadership of the party and continue to support our leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We must support him to liberate Rivers State.
“We must therefore ensure that all our candidates, beginning from the President, to those of the House of Assembly, win next year.”
Highlights of the event were the dressing of Barr. Ezekiel-Amadi in a traditional George wrapper and presentation of a walking stick to him by Elele Chiefs and Owhor holders, goodwill and solidarity messages by Hon. Elechi Dike; leader of APC in the area, Chief Ikechukwu Eze, a chieftain of the party in the area, Barr. Austin Asomeji, Chairman of the Party in Emohua Local Government Area; and Comrade Chisom Arnold Kpalikwu, Chairman of APC Ward 4, as well as Kinika Akin Kinika, Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the event.
The event which had Dr. Ogubuike Emejuru, represented by Hon. Ugbojiekere Emejuru, a United States-based medical practitioner, as Chief Host, was spiced with cultural and traditional displays.
Several members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the area resigned their membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and joined APC during the event.