The Ikwerre Women Forum, IWF, a socio-political group for the mobilization of Ikwerre women in politics, has reaffirmed its unflinching support for Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON, Minister of Transportation.
This was made known during a courtesy call by the National Executive Council of the Forum on Ohna Sen. Andrew Uchendu, at his Port Harcourt residence to congratulate him on his recent appointment and subsequent inauguration as Chairman, Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt.
Speaking, the President-General of the Forum, Dr. Engr. Victoria Nyeche, said the IWF had come to felicitate with Sen. Uchendu on his appointment, stating that the forum is happy and very optimistic that he would deliver on his new assignment.
“We have come to felicitate with you on your appointment as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the university of Port Harcourt. We are confident that you will deploy your wealth of experience in discharging the duties of your new office for the good of the University.
“We also wish to place on record our continued support and solidarity for our leader, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, CON, Minister of Transportation.”
Sen. Uchendu in his response lauded the IWF and its leadership for staying true to the objectives of the Forum, rising above primordial myths and metamorphosing into a more vibrant group that is now at the forefront of politics in Rivers State. He further admonished the forum to continue to pursue its core objective of mobilizing the opinion of Ikwerre women and embrace elements and parameters that will bring it more success stories.
The former Rivers East Senator hinted that he did not attain his recent position without the support of Amaechi, adding that Amaechi had done enough in terms of leading the Ikwerres out of political darkness and placing them in positions of prominence at both the local and national levels.
“Ikwerre women unfortunately, were held back by some of our primordial sentiments, customs and traditions but the IWF has broken all those myths and is now in the forefront of politics in Rivers State. If not for the electoral misfortune we had a few years ago, some of our women would have been at the National Assembly today. The future of Ikwerre women and indeed Rivers women is very bright and I am glad you are part of the equation.
“People may be asking why I am still with Amaechi. I am with him because what he told us the very first day we met him to come and lead us, he has stood true to that till date, why wouldn’t I follow a man like that?
“Some of us would not be where we are today if not for Amaechi, and we must continue to appreciate his efforts” he concluded.
The Senator thanked the IWF leadership for the visit and assured them of his support and commitment towards the growth of the Forum.
May 22, 2021