…..As groups mount pressure on him to recontest


The Executive Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Barr Ben Eke says he would seek God’s direction before considering several calls on him by individuals and groups to recontest as chairman of the council.

Barr Ben Eke said this, following a call on him by the leadership of the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) in Ahoada East to seek reelection.

The Chairman, who acknowledged that power comes from God, posited that only God holds the future and aspirations of mankind.

He thanked the leadership of GDI for decorating him as the patron of the group.

“I’m grateful that GDI has continued to be one indivisible entity in Ahoada East. Without GDI, there wouldn’t be any formidable PDP in Rivers State”.

Barr Ben Eke, often referred as “The Mayor of Orashi” commended the vision and courage of the founders of GDI and the uncommon support the group has enjoyed from it’s Grand Patron, His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State, Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Ben Eke revealed that the efforts of the founders of GDI would never go unrewarded and promised to always support GDI family at all levels.

Earlier, the Grassroots Development Initiative in Ahoada East Local Government Area led by Christian Ukeame Abu during a courtesy visit recently, decorated the Council Chairman, Barr Ben Eke as the Patron of the group.

Coordinator of GDI in Ahoada East LGA, Ukeame Christian Abu, while decorating the council Chairman, said the choice of Barr. Ben Eke as patron is borne out of his unfettered passion in sustaining the body in the LGA since its creation till date.

The GDI commended the Council Chairman, Barr Ben Eke on some of his people oriented programs and capital projects in the LGA.

The group assured the Ahoada East Council Boss of the group’s cooperation at all times.

The GDI leadership seized the visit to pass a vote of confidence on the Chairman and called on him to run for a second term in office in the forthcoming Local Government election in the State.

Our correspondent reports that the motion endorsing the Chairman for a second term was moved on behalf of GDI by Eder Doku Gin, the pioneer chairman of PDP in Ahoada East and an ex-official of GDI in the area.

Elder Doku Gin in his motion observed that the Chairman’s giant strides and advancement in leadership is the propelling factor that has compelled the GDI to come out boldly to endorse him re-election to consolidate on his sterling achievements.

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