CAUSE POSTPONED: 2019
About Riverine Communities;
Riverine communities consist of over 9 Local Government Areas, Riverine communities were referred to as Oil Rivers Protectorate , a name derived from its central role in the oil trades of the last two centuries. First, the trade in palm oil and,then crude oil. Riverine communities, generates a huge chunk of the nation’s foreign exchange earnings.
Bonny, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) produces 22million metric tons of LNG per year and accounts for over 30% of liquefied natural gas that Nigeria produces, in 2014 ,NLNG remitted over N 200 billion for its 2013 company income tax (CIT) to the Federal Government , making it the highest company income tax ever paid by a company in a financial year.
Also Opobo/Nkoro,Abonnema ,Andoni ,Degema ,Buguma ,Okrika are vast oil producing communities, remitting billions as tax to Federal Government.Yet such a rich zone can’t produce the governor of the State.
Riverine communities are bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean ,on the North by Anambra ,Imo and Abia States ,the East by Akwa Ibom State and the west by Bayelsa and Delta -States.Riverine, Which is in the Niger – Delta ,has topography of flat plains with a network of rivers and tributaries .These include New Calabar ,Orashi ,Bonny ,Sombrero and Bartholomew Rivers .With tropical climate, numerous rivers and vast areas of arable land .Riverine communities are also good in fishing ,rearing of livestock ,crop harvesting/planting (farming). Timber, white sand beaches clay from ceramics (ash, yellow and red) can be found in Riverine communities.
Riverine communities has a population of about 4million people also known as “Eastern Ijaws” known for its rich cultural heritage usually known to be friendly and hospitable ,these people come from various ethnic nationalities.
Riverine communities are known for its rich culture. Events/communities such as Opobo annual international boat regatta, Andoni elephant sanctuary ,Kalabari annual boat regatta , Okrika annual boat regatta,etc.
Eastern Ijaw; Its mother tongue is izon.Communities such as Opobo/Nkoro , Ahoada East ,Ahoada -West, Akuku – Toru ,Asari – Toru , Andoni , Bonny/Finima , Ekpeye ,Ibani , Engenni , Degema , Ogu/Bolo “Okrika” make up a tribe known as Eastern ijaw. These are rich riverine communities with vast population, natural resources, culture, religion, etc. Eastern ijaw is not just a tribe but a united force to reckon with.
HISTORY/ORIGINATION OF RIVERINE GOVERNOR AGITATION IN RIVERS – STATE:
The quest for a “ Riverine Governor “ ; Began in the month of December 2013 ,It originated from the social media such as face book , twitter ,linkedin ,etc. Introduced by the All Progressives Congress youth members . Early 2014 ;After a meeting of different political parties in Rivers -State ; A resolution was reached to agitate for a ‘’ Riverine Governor ‘’ under the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The agitation did not stop on social media ,It was presented to Hon Davies Ikanya ( The All Progressives Congress ,Chairman) sponsored by an All Progressives Congress Riverine steward in Rivers – State.
The agitation was adopted by Prince Tonye Princewill , Nimi Walson Jack , Emmanuel T. Georgewill , Dumo Lulu Briggs and other notable sons and daughters followed suit.Prince Tonye Princewill, Nimi Walson Jack,etc later sold the agitation to Barr Nyesom Wike in the long run.
DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNORS/ADMINISTRATORS/DICHOTOMY:
PAST ADMINISTRATORS OF RIVERS-STATE;
- Navy Commander Alfred Diete Spiff (1967-1975)
- Colonel Zamani Lekwat (1975-1978)
- Navy Commander Suleiman Saidu (1978-1979)
- Chief Melford Okilo (1979-1983)
- Police Commissioner Fidelis Oyakhilome (1984-1986)
- Colonel Anthony Ukpo (1986-1988)
- Group Captain Ernest .O. Adeleye (1988-1990)
- Colonel Godwin .O. Abbe (1990-1993)
- Chief Rufus Ada George (1992-1993)
- Lieutenant Colonel Dauda Musa Komo (1993-1996)
- Colonel Musa Sheikh Shehu (1996-1998)
- Group Captain Samuel Ewang (1998-1999)
Riverine indigene’s were the first to be educated in Rivers-State ,Riverine educated indigene’s stood a better chance in becoming military governors .Riverine Indigene’s under military ruler ship ,Ruled for 13years.
ELECTED GOVERNORS/DEPUTY GOVERNORS OF RIVERS-STATE;
|FORMER GOVERNORS||FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNORS|
|DR PETER ODILI (1999-2007)
|SIR(DR) GABRIEL TOBY (1999-2007)
RT.HON ROTIMI CHIBUIKE AMAECHI CON (2007-2015)
ENG. TELE IKURU (2007-2015)
BARR.NYESOM WIKE WON AT THE SUPREME COURT ON THE 27TH OF JAN.2016
DR.MRS IPALIBO BANIGO
UPLAND/RIVERINE/RIVERS-WEST/RIVERS-SOUTH-EAST/RIVERSEAST SENATORIAL DISTRICTS:
Khana ,Emohua ,Ahoada-East ,Ahoada-West ,Port-Harcourt ,Abua/Odual ,Eleme ,Etche ,Gokana ,Ikwere ,Obio/Akpor ,Onelga ,Omuma ,Oyigbo ,Tai ,Bori,Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni.
Upland produced two Executive Governors in Rivers-State , (Sir) Dr Peter Odili and RT.Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi .They both governed for 16years at different times ,Since the introduction of democratic government that began in 1999.
Opobo/Nkoro ,Asari-Toru , Andoni ,Akuku-Toru ,Bonny/Finima ,Degema ,Ogu/Bolo ,Okrika .
Riverine haven’t produced a governor.
RIVERS WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT;
Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni,Ahoada-West,Ahoada-East,Abua/Odual,Degema,Akuku-Toru,Asari-Toru and Bonny/Finima.His Excellency (Sir) Dr Peter Odili hails from this district.
RIVERS EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT;
Port-Harcourt ,Ikwere ,Okrika ,Ogu/Bolo ,Obio/Akpor ,Etche ,Omuma and Emohua. Former Executive Governor of Rivers-State , RT.Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi hails from this district .
RIVERS SOUTH EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT;
Opobo/Nkoro , Andoni , Oyigbo , Tai ,Eleme ,Khana ,Bori and Gokana. Rivers South East is the only district that haven’t produced a ‘’Governor’’.
Riverine/Rivers South East Senatorial District, Haven’t produced an Executive Governor f Rivers-State . The All Progressives Congress,Rivers-State offered the Rivers South East Senatorial district and Riverine communities the opportunity to produce a ‘’Governor’’ of the State ,In person of Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside.
PROFILE OF THE IDEAL GOVERNOR OF RIVERS-STATE;STOLEN MANDATE:
Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside was born on 31st December ,1970 to a middle class family of Senibo Adolphus Peterside , His father was a famous merchant called Senibo Nibilagh Peterside .
Dr Dakuku grew up in Azumini ,Aba ,both in present day Abia-State ,Kaduna and Port-Harcourt at various times .He is married to Elima ,A lawyer and they have three beautiful children ,Soba,Belema and Miebi whose hobbies are writing, reading, swimming and foot-ball.
DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE; COMPLETED/ONGOING PROJECTS;
Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside established the Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Economic Zone Development Summit (AONEZDS) as a constituency engagement project and through it showcasing the vast investment economic potential of the zone. The summit provides a platform for traditional rulers, academics, thinkers, businesses, NGO’s , women, youths, clergy and professionals to share ideas and shape the economic vision of the constituency .Every year ‘’AONEZDS’’ sponsors Andoni and Opobo/Nkoro scholars overseas to study. Such as;
-5,000 indigene’s in prestigious universities ,such as University of Aberdeen , Kingston University , University of Bristol , University of London ,University of Bedfordshire ,Anglia Ruskin University,University of Kent ,etc. Sponsored by Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside.
Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside sponsored candidates are M.sc and PhD graduates and they are doing well.
DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE; SUPERVISED, COMMISSIONED/ EXECUTED THE
- Opobo/Andoni/Ogoni unity link road in progress.
- Dualization of sakpenwa-kono road in Khana Local Government Area.
- Internal roads in Bori,Ubima,Ahoada East and West, and Elele.
- Rehabilitation Of Internal Roads of Rivers State College Of Education.
- Operation Zero port hole in Rivers-State.
- Rumuokwuta/Ozouba/Choba road dualization.
- Interchange junction at Eleme.
- Eliozu fly over/dualization(Supervised).
- Ada George NTA/Prof Tam David West/East West/Omagwa Airport road dualization.
- Slaughter / Oginiba /Rumuobiakani road.
- Eneka / Igbo – Etche link road dualization.
- Agip /Rumueme /Sani Abacha roundabout.
- Rumokoro road dualization.
- Agip fly over / road dualization.
- Rumoula fly over / road dualization.
DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE; LEGISLATIVE FOCUSES WHERE:
- Infrastructure, Development of the Niger – Delta.
- Good Governance.
- Transparency and Accountability.
- Youth Empowerment.
DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE’S ROAD MAP TO PROSPERITY COULD HAVE BEEN:
- Enhancement of International Security, Law’s and Order, Justice, Administration and Public Sector, Reforms and Accountability.
- Sustainable Economic and Physical Infrastructural Development.
- Accelerated Social and Human Capital Development and Empowerment.
CAREER OF DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE:
Dr Dakuku Peterside Adolphus Peterside has held various leadership positions ; Such as Rivers – State Commissioner for works (2007-2011); Executive – Director of The Development and Leadership Institute (2005-2007) ,Senior Special Assistant to Governor of Rivers – State on works (2003-2005),Chairman Opobo/Nkoro Local Government (2002-2003) ,Managing – Director of EL – Darl Eng Ltd (2001-Present) , Former Chairman ; House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream, 2007-2015).Currently Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside is the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress 2016 Re-run election in Rivers -State.
EDUCATION HISTORY OF DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE;
Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside was the first Opobo student to be elected as the National President of National Union of Rivers -State students. Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside secondary education was at Okrika grammer school Okrika . Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside later gained admission into Rivers -State University of Science and Technology where he studied Hematology and Management , and obtained B.MLS and MBA respectively .Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside also attended short courses to boost his career .Prestigious Universities in the United States,Such as Havard University, Kellogg School of Management and Georgia State University. Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside is presently a PhD holder.
SOCIAL LIFE OF DR DAKUKU ADOLPHUS PETERSIDE:
Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside is Sociable ,Accommodating , Friendly ,Loving , Culture Oriented , A Transparent Leader , An Enlightened Individual ,etc .Most importantly a GOD fearing Man.
During festive period ,Dr Dakuku Adolphus Peterside can be found at Carniriv or Opobo/Nkoro International Boat Regatta with his family ,friends and with his constituents celebrating the yuletide.
THOSE WHO AGITATED/PR0MOTED RIVERINE IJAW GOVERNOR IN RIVERS-STATE:
RT.HON.ROTIMI CHIBUIKE AMAECHI RTD. NAVY COMMANDER ALFRED DIETE SPIFF CHIEF RUFUS ADA GEORGE
MINISTER OF TRANSPORT,NIGERIA FORMER MILITARY GOVERNOR,RIVERS-STATE FORMER MILITARY GOVERNOR.RS.
MRs.IBIM SEMENITARI, CHIEF SAM SAM JAJA SENATOR MAGNUS ABE
ACTING MD,NDDC. FORMER DEPUTY CHAIRMAN SENATORIAL ASPIRANT APC
PDP,NIGERIA SOUTH EAST
HON. DAWARI GEORGE HON. PREYE AGANABA CHIEF. TAM DAVID WEST, FORMER
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ASPIRANT FORMER SENATORIAL ASPIRANT PETROLUEM MINISTER,NIGERIA.
ASARI-TORU/AKUKU-TORU. BAYELSA CENTRAL SEN.DISTRICT.APC.
HON.DAVIES IKANYA APC ALBERT HORSFALL,FORMER CHAIRMAN BARR LEYII KWANEE,FORMER,
CHAIRMAN,RIVERS-STATE OMPADEC.NIGERIA. MEMBER HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY KHANA
CHIEF ANABS SARA IGBE, MRS JUDITH AMAECHI, HON. HENRY URANTA,
POLITICAL ACTIVIST. FORMER FIRST LADY, CHAIRMAN,DOOR2DOOR FOR
RIVERS-STATE GOVERNMENT. DAKUKU CAMPAIGN ORG.
BARR.ACHI GODWIN WILLIAM WOBODO HON.EMEKA BEKE SIR OPUNABO INKO TARIAH
HEAD,PARTNER EDWARD&WILLIAMS SECRETARY ,APC RIVERS-STATE FORMER S.A MEDIA TO NYESOM WIKE
PRINCE.TONYE PRINCEWILL ANDY BRIGGS ,POLITICAL ACTIVIST HON.JOSIAH JOHN OLU,MEMBER
FORMER GUBERNATORIAL,ASPIRANT,LP. RIVERS-STATS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY,ELEME
CHIEF ANDY NWEYE CHIEF ALEX WELE PRINCE CHIMA NNOKAM, ASPIRANT
FORMER DG,NATIONAL ORIENTATION DG,RIVLEAF RIVERS-STATE. PHALGA 3,HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
HON.ORDINANCE EMEJI,FORMER DR.EMMANUEL T. GEORGEWILL HON. MACLEAN URANTA,FORMER
CHIEF OF STAFF,PHALGA. MD,CORTECH OIL SERVICES. L.G,CHAIRMAN OPOBO/NKORO.
MRS OBY NDUKWE,SOCIAL MEDIA. CHIEF EZE CHUKWUMEKA,S.A CHIEF LAVENDER ROBERT LONG JOHN
MEDIA,APC. PUBLISHER WIND NEWS PAPER.
HON.CHRIS FINEBONE HON.VICTORIA WOBO NYECHE, MARY URANTA,
PUBLICITY SEC.APC ASPIRANT,PHALGA 1 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS.
HON. OJUKAYE FLAG AMACHREE HON. AMACHREE OTELEMABA HON.HENRY HALLIDAY
FORMER , L.G.A, FORMER SPEAKER,RIVERS-STATE, FORMER CHIEF PROTOCOL OFFICER TO RSG
CHAIRMAN ASARI-TORU. GOVERNMENT.
HON.KEN MINIMAH,MEDIA TEAM HON. VICTOR GIADOM SOFIRI GLADSTONE DAPPA,MEDIA TEAM
GREATER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN ORG. DG,GREATER TOGETHER ORG. GREATER T OGETHER CAMPAIGN ORG.
CHIEF. DUMO LULU BRIGGS HON.ADONYE OMUBO PEPPLE
EXECUTIVE-DIRCTOR MONIPULO OIL FORMER CTC CHAIRMAN
BONNY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
SYLVESTER ASOYA HON.SOGBEYE ELI HON.(CHIEF) ANDREW UCHENDU,ASPIRANT
S.A,MEDIA TO DR DAKUKU PETERSIDE. RIVERS-STATE APC,YOUTH LEADER . HOUSE OF REP,IKWERE/EMOHUA .APC.
- LAWRENCE CHUKU HON. ADONYE HAROLD WILCOX HON. TONY OKOCHA
FORMER CTC CHAIRMAN , FORMER CTC CHAIRMAN,BONNY LGA. APC. ASPIRANT,OBIO/AKPOR
OBIO/AKPOR LGA. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
USEN MICHAEL AMAKIRI, ERIC TAMUNOTONYE DAMINABO OGOLO, IYOWUNA HENRY COOKEY,
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST. CO-FOUNDER , CRYSTAL ONLINE NEWS. FOUNDER IPAD4G.
HON. SOMIARI JOSEPH OGOLO,FORMER DANIEL DEREGHA PETERSIDE, HON.ALA ATIEGOBA,
WARD 3 COUNCILOR/CHIEF WHIP OPOBO/NKORO. SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST. DG,IPAD4G.
EZEKIEL DAPPA, DENNIS JAJA, TOM WEST IBIERE MERCY,
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST. SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST. SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST.
BRIEF PROFILE OF THE IDEAL DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RIVERS-STATE;HON ASITA OKORIE ASITA;STONLEN MANDATE:
Hon Asita Okorie Asita hails from Ahoada West Local Government Area , Orashi region of Rivers-State. Hon Asita is married to Mrs Patricia Asita ,they have beautiful kids together.Before Hon Asita joined politics.He was one of the first politician to be appointed as a Commissioner in Rivers-State when democracy initially began,under Dr Peter Odili (The First Elected Governor of Rivers-State).
Hon Asita Okorie Asita completed his secondary school at government secondary school Okarki and attended the University of Science and Technology, both in Rivers-State Nigeria.Hon Asita finished his Law School in 1993.Hon Asita served as a Honourable Member of the House of Representatives representing Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Federal Constituency ,Hon Asita also served as Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Local Content(2007-2015).
Hon Asita O. Asita enjoys the keys of piano.Playing and teaching his children piano is his major hobby.
FAMOUS INFRASTRUCTURES IN UPLAND COMMUNITIES:
- Greater Port – Harcourt City ,A multi trillion naira project.
- Rivers State Science and Technology.
- Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency.
- 60% of Rivers – State RSSDA overseas scholarship beneficiaries were from the upland.
- SPAR / Park ‘n’ shop.
- Kesley Harrison Hospital.
- Rivers State Government House.
- Ultra modern Dental and Maxillofacial Hospital.
- Obi/ Wali International/ Ultra modern hall.
- Mono Rail.
- Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
- Rivers State Government State Secretariat,etc.
FAMOUS INFRASTRUCTURES IN RIVERINE COMMUNITIES:
– Multibillion Naira fish farm.
– Free Medical Health Centre’s built by RT.Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
– Free Secondary/Primary Education.
- Riverine mandate once again was stolen by Barr Nyesom Wike.
- The Upland was developed because the former Governor of Rivers-State,Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi hails from there.
- Riverine Governor Agitation; Cut across the twenty L.G.A’s in Rivers-State.
- Riverine communities suffers from social, economic, political, environmental, educational and cultural degradation.
- Dichotomy arrangement suffers a major setback, which is a opprobrium.
- Riverine ruled during Military ruler ship for thirteen years, which does not count.
- Riverine Governor Agitation; Began with the All Progressives Congress Rivers – State.
- Riverine Governor Agitation; is not just an idea but a move.
- Riverine communities in Rivers – State contributes 100% of Nigeria’s natural liquefied gas. Upland has governed Rivers -State for twenty(20) years > Riverine (Nil),It means in mathematics ,Upland is greater than Riverine in terms of governance.Mathematics Calculation:Upland 20 > Riverine 0 = Disenfranchised + Marginalized ;Final Result = Lack of Development , Illiteracy , Militancy , Poverty ,etc.
- Without Riveirne communities , Nigeria and Rivers-State won’t survive.
– A Riverine who knows the sufferings of Riverine communities should govern the State in 2019.
- Dichotomy arrangement in Rivers-state is the best option.Be it Riverine/Upland dichotomy , Senatorial/Riverine dichotomy or Upland/Senatorial dichotomy.
JESUS IS LORD, THE END.
Telema Lawson – Jack,
Greater Together Campaign Organization
Contact: [email protected],
PROFILE OF TELEMA LAWSON -JACK:
Telema Lawson – Jack
Greater Together Campaign Organisation
(Campaign Organisation For APC,Guber Aspirant)
Online freelancer/Riverine Governor Activist.
Inventor of Riverine Ijaw Governor on Social Media.
B.sc Economics, Benson Idahosa University.
I am a writer, A renowned Riverine Governor
Activist in Rivers -State, Nigeria. Been writing on the
Subject for three solid years.