Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday, March 25, declared that nobody’s personal interest can be bigger than that of the Rivers state adding that all leaders must work together to move the state forward.
Wike, who spoke when he received the deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress ( AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, at the Government House Port Harcourt, said history will be kind to the latter for placing Rivers interest above personal consideration.
"History will be on your side. You have shown that the interest of the state is above personal consideration. God will not only protect you, He will reward you for this decision.
"Rivers state is the only state we have. Everyone must work together to move this state forward. It is important to take this state to greater heights.
"It is not everyone that can take this kind of decision. It requires maturity to take this kind of decision.
"All of us must work together in order to forge ahead. No one man's interest is bigger than that of the state.
"You are welcome to the party that will move the state forward. Those on the other side must understand that you cannot kill people, just to be in power. With this bold decision, our brothers on the other side know that the end has come,” he said.
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Wike thanked the defecting politician for refusing to allow himself to be a tool for the destabilisation of the state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the Rivers state deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Yeeh disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Monday, March 25, in a statement.
He said he left the AAC in other for him to join hands with Governor Wike and move Rivers state forward.
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