- Governor Wike said it was God's intervention that ensured his victory in the last governorship election
- Wike said God personally intervened to rescue the state from the turbulence experienced during the election
- The Rivers state governor urged clergy to continue to pray for God to give him the wisdom to appoint the right people as he begins second term
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said God personally intervened in the electoral turbulence to give the state a desired victory.
A statement by the governor’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, said he spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt during a solidarity and thanksgiving service by the Anglican Bishops of the Province of Niger Delta, The Nation reports.
Wike said God's intervention rescued the state from the violence experienced during the elections.
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His words: “We give God the glory for what has happened. During the turbulence, the church prayed and God heard. God came down and intervened on our behalf. Our thanksgiving to God will never be enough. But for the intervention of God, there is nothing anyone would have done.
“All the conspiracies and gang-ups were heavy, but God showed his presence. When you have challenges, then you know there is God.”
Governor Wike also urged clergy to continue to pray for God to give him the wisdom to appoint the right people who will be committed to the development of Rivers state in his second term.
He said: “I need your prayers for God to bring to me the right people who will work with me; people who will work with me for the good of our state. People do all manner of things these days to manipulate the system. We need God’s guidance for people who will be sincere to work for the state."
Archbishop of the Anglican Province of the Niger Delta Rev. Tunde Adeleye said they were in the Government House to thank God for giving Wike victory following their prayers.
Adeleye said: “We prayed intensely because God revealed to us the battle ahead. You fought, but the Lord was on your side and you were on the side of God, and the battle was won.”
He said the church was concerned because “Wike has always identified with it, by professing Christianity at every point”.
He urged Wike to remain vigilant as he receives goodwill messages, and prayed God to give him the spirit to know the right direction to lead the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Rivers Progressive Council warned Governor Wike to stop ranting and face business of governance.
RPC asked Wike to find other ways of proving his popularity among Rivers people rather than resorting to what they termed ‘utterances that amount to ranting that add no value to the state.'
The group said Wike’s recent comments following the general elections, were unbecoming of a leader.
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