How Governor Wike Dissolved Executive Council, Dismiss Chief of Staff

How Governor Wike Dissolved Executive Council, Dismiss Chief of Staff

  • In what seems like a shocker to many, Governor Nyesom Wike sanctioned the dissolution of his cabinet
  • He decision for many might have come as a result of the upcoming PDP primary election slated for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
  • Wike looks like a strong favourite heading to the primaries, but he will have to go through a stiff competition to oust Atiku, Obi and Saraki

Rivers - Presidential hopeful and governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has dissolved the state executive council.

This was made known in a statement issued by the Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri on Tuesday, May 24.

2023 Election, Nyesome Wike, Rivers State
Governor Wike has been described by many political pundits as a firm favourite to clinch the presidential ticket of PDP. Photo: Nyesom Wike
Source: Twitter

As gathered by, the statement stated the immediate dissolution of the cabinet as it also contained the dismissal of the state’s chief of staff and the senior special assistant on the protocol.

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Wike lauds cabinet members despite ouster

Governor Wike as contained in the statement recognized the works of the executive council commending them for their service and contribution toward the growth of the state.

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He said:

“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the members the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours.
“Governor Wike has therefore instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.”

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It was held at Saint Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Port Harcourt.


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