It gets to a stage in one’s life when his works ( politically, socially, philanthropically or otherwise) speak volumes of his person and contributions to societal development. That, gladly, is the irreversible point that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi has astoundingly arrived at, against all subliminal unpleasant attacks, vilification and vituperation by the evaporating community of his haters.
Born during the Post Independence Nigeria, far from the corridors of power, a boy raised with the discipline of a Prince in a Christian Family would latter champion the birth of a new Nigeria.
Like Gandhi, the Ubima born, heaven Blessed 21st Century Leader would lead a Political resistance movement – a movement that at its start held little prospect of success.
Like Martin Luther King, he would give potent voice to the claims of the oppressed, and the moral necessity of Political justice. He would endure an era of political brutality that almost consumed his political career in the time of Jonathan, and like the 3 Hebrew boys, he came out of the PDP induced political furnace unhurt and without a scratch.
In him we have seen a man who has earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and unwaivering faith in his Creator. And because he is not only a leader of a movement, but a skillful politician particularly one who is led by Divine instructions, he understands times and seasons and knows when to set sail or when to anchor his ship.
There may be some persons who for obvious reasons of political leaning will not openly associate with the Rt. Honorable, but consciously agree with this one incontestable fact that
AMAECHI REMAINS THE FATHER OF MODERN DEVELOPMENT IN RIVERS STATE,
No governor in Rivers State whether former or present has built more schools than Ameachi, More Primary Health Care Centres than Ameachi, More Roads than Ameachi or has given more foreign Scholarships than Ameachi, in summary no one has performed more than Ameachi as Governor of Rivers State.
And yes, Ameachi is a man of flesh and blood – a son and husband, a father and a friend, absolutely not insulated to making mistakes, far from been perfect, but above all he is a good man with a large heart, one who wouldn’t watch his people suffer political oppression and intimidation from enemies of the state, one who when it mattered most threw all his political investment since 1999 in defense of his dear Rivers State.
Show me a MAN who passionately Loves Rivers State and I will show you Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi ( Former Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Former Governor Rivers State, Minister of Transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Our Leader and Lion of the Niger Delta)
This is the Amaechi I know