- The church has been urged to focus on its main assignment given to them by God, and not do otherwise
- This admonition was given by Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, who also urged the Christian faithful to stand united and not become a tool of division by politicians
- The governor further revealed he has not talked the people of Rivers into the candidate they should vote for or against but detest the recent moves by desperate politicians
The Christians living in Rivers state have been urged to do the needful in the forthcoming March 18 election.
This is as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state called on the leadership and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state to shun the divisive tendencies of vote-seeking and desperate politicians, The Nation reported.
Wike tasks Christians ahead of guber polls
Wike made this call during an interactive session with the leadership and critical stakeholders of the Rivers State chapter of CAN at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday night, March 14.
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The Governor described the March 18th election as a state-level exercise with all candidates contesting various positions, particularly for the governorship as Christians.
He said it was not healthy for any candidate to be allowed to approach any constituent of CAN to demand endorsement insisting that such action could create a division within the association and undermine the state.
“Nobody can say that through this election, I called him or her and said, look, this is where you will go to. Nobody can also say that you came to me, see what the church has decided to do.
“Now we are going for local election, not national election. Why will people begin to bring CAN into it, which we have never done before. CAN Rivers State has always been one. You, going to take one of the families to say endorse this person, you’re killing CAN because this State is a Christian State.”
Amaechi raises alarm, reveals the huge amount of money Governor Wike spent in buying alcohol every week
Legit.ng reported earlier that Rotimi Amaechi has described Governor Nyesom Wike as a drunk. The former mister of transportation and former governor alleged that Wike spends N50million on alcohol every week.
He added that the governor should not be allowed a third term through his stooge.
Amaechi stated this during his campaign for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State Tonye Cole, in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area of the state.
2023 Election: Hoodlums attack residences of PDP chieftains in Rivers, details emerge
Barely 24 hours before the presidential and national elections in the country, residents in Rivers State woke up to the news of attacks on the two politicians’ residences by suspected assailants.
It was gathered that hoodlums allegedly threw dynamite at the residence of an immediate past Commissioner of Water Resources, Dr Tamunosisi Jaja, in his house, to be specific.
According to the newspaper sources, one of the assailants was neutralised.