- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike disclosed what made him become the state governor
- Wike declared that he is occupying the governor's office by the grace of God
- He advised politicians not to allow their political affiliation compel them to take actions that will negate the development of the state
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday, February 18, declared that he is occupying the state governor's office by the grace of God and it is that grace that would put another person in the same office.
Vanguard reports that Governor Wike made this known a reception after the Child Dedication of Sir and Lady Marcus Nle-Ejji at the St Jude’s Military Church in Port Harcourt.
He also called state politicians to promote the interest of the state ahead of all political considerations.
He said despite being a prominent member of the PDP, he has continued to relate with friends in all other parties because of the need to build a framework of peace across the state.
He said: ''Whether or not you like my face, for now, I am the governor of Rivers state. It is by the Grace of God that I occupy the office “I will not be the last governor of Rivers state.
''After me, God will also place another person in the same office. Therefore, we have no reason to disrupt the development process of the state. All of us must work on unity, as Rivers people to develop the state.''
He urged Rivers politicians to use the Child Dedication of Hon. Sir and Lady Marcus Nle-Ejji as a platform to promote friendship.
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He thanked God for blessing the family after several years of waiting for a child, pointing out that they have proved to believers in God.
The Child Dedication was attended by Senator Magnus, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibodum Nwuche, Member Representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency, Hon Chidi Wihioka, Chiefof Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Bari Mpigi and leaders of PDP and APC.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Nyesom Wike attended Christmas service at Christ Church in Port Harcourt.
The service was attended by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, former governor Peter Odili and his wife, and other dignitaries. In his Christmas message, Governor Wike said its a season of giving, showing kindness and forgiving.
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