The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, led by the State Caretaker Chairman, Hon. Tony Okocha, on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Rivers State House of Assembly, a visit intended to strengthen the bond with the legislative arm of government.
Speaking during the visit, Hon. Tony Okocha expressed gratitude to the Tenth Rivers State House of Assembly for granting their request to visit, and conveyed the sympathy of the Party to the Speaker and Members of the House over the recent ugly incident that engulfed the House, where the Assembly Chamber was burnt by some arsonists; adding that their visit is to make it copiously clear that the party stands in unity with the House at this challenging time.
Speaking further, Hon. Okocha condemned and decried the demolition of the House of Assembly Complex, attributing it to a deliberate attempt by the Governor of the State to stonewall democratic process and impede the Legislature from performing it’s constitutional functions in the State.
He commended the 27 Members of the Rivers State House of Assembly for their resilience and doggedness in warding off undemocratic forces, and above all thier decision to join the All Progressive Congress (APC), thereby aligning themselves with the ideals of Mr. President’s party.
Responding, the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule, expressed gratitude to the State APC leadership for the epoch visit and assured them that the visit would serve as a booster to the Lawmakers. “Your decision to visit us here will definitely strengthen us,” he enthused.
Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule harped on the significance of the visit in fostering unity and cooperation between the two entities, adding that the visit serves as a testament to the political dynamics in the State which signals the commitment of the APC in engaging constructively with the legislative arm of government, even in the face of daunting challenges.
The Speaker stressed the commitment of the Tenth Rivers State House of Assembly in making laws that will be beneficial to the people of the State.
S. A Media To The Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly
Tuesday, 6, 2024