(Picture left) First Lady of Rivers State Dame Judith Amaechi receiving a gift from Madam Justina Emeji Women Leader ,PDP Rivers State during the visit of PDP Women Leaders in the Twenty three Local Government Headquatres at Government House Port Harcourt
By Adoye Iyalla, Port Harcourt
First Lady of Rivers State, Dame Judith Amaechi has challenged women in the state to show interest in politics and vie for elective positions in future elections.Dame Amaechi stated this when a delegation of PDP Women Leaders across the 23 Local Government Areas paid her a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.
She stated that women who have been given opportunities either elected in previous elections or appointed to other positions have distinguished themselves.The governor’s wife further stated that with such sterling performance on the part of women both elected and appointed, more women should rise and aspire for higher position in future elections.
“It is very worthy to note that women elected or appointed to public offices have distinguished themselves in such assignment, this is a big encouragement and I urge you all to declare early enough your intention to vie for offices”.
Mrs Amaechi, who described local government administration as a veritable instrument of grassroots democracy enjoined the women leaders to provide selfless leadership to the people and learn to be in harmony with their leaders.
“I charge you to see your position as a call to duty, respect your leaders and serve your people with the fear of God”.She added that a Women Development Centre will soon be built to enable women develop their entrepreneurial skills.
The governor’s wife disclosed an increase in women population at local government administration, and thanked the women leaders for mobilizing the women for the door-to-door campaign during the 2011 general elections. “Today, we have 45 Councillors, two Rep Members, one Chairman, Deputy Chairman, we will continue to count, let’s work collectively to achieve our goals”.
Leader of the group, Madam Justina Emeji said they were in Government House to appreciate the First Lady and her husband for the good work they are doing in the state, and added that the new women leaders have come to pledge their support for the government.
She pledged the women’s determination to uplift the place of the women at the grassroots politics.
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First Lady of Rivers State Dame Judith Amaechi receiving an Address from the wife of the Secretary to the State Government Mrs Stella Feyill George during a Courtesy visit of Wives of Commissioners at Government House ,Port Harcourt
Mrs Amaechi with topshots of Diamond Bank during her recent visit to the bank
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