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Peterside thanks Senators, describes them as patriots

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State in the April election has commended the Nigerian Senate for approving the confirmation of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as minister.

Peterside who spoke in Abuja praised the senators for their patriotic and states-manly conduct despite the contrived controversies and unproven allegations that trailed the nomination of persons like Rt. Hon Amaechi.  

He said the Red Chamber has proved that they are indeed distinguished men and women of honour as anything less would have amounted to a disservice to our great country.

“I wish to personally thank the Senate for its courage and nationalistic zeal. The fact that it avoided playing unnecessary politics with issues around ministerial nomination, screening and confirmation is re-assuring.  

“I know that for a long time, Nigerians will remember this senate for standing with the people of this country especially on this ministerial list that had generated needless arguments. Our democracy may still be described as nascent and emerging but our people definitely know their leaders.

“Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, our leader, is a man of unassailable character and integrity. So it was not surprising that many people, both from within and outside the country followed his nomination and eventual appearance with a lot of interest.

“I am very happy that the senate did not disappoint his teeming supporters and well wishers. But I also wish to thank the Upper House for refusing to be dragged into the politicisation of the fight against corruption orchestrated by PDP Rivers State. As a member of the last assembly, I must say that I am proud of you all.

“Finally, I wish to counsel the government of Rivers State to stop its wild goose chase. Our people suffer when resources that should have been used for development and welfare of the people are deployed to maligning and disparaging people and institutions.    We are currently facing daunting security challenges in the state for which the occupants of Government House Port Harcourt have no idea of how to tackle. They have chosen to spend our resources on imaginary battles against perceived opponents.