BREAKING: Wike Dissolves Cabinet Ahead of May 29 Handover
- The outgoing governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike on Thursday, May 25, announced the dissolution of his cabinet
- The media aide to the governor confirmed the development to newsmen shortly after the special executive meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday
- Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike would be handing over to his successor, Rivers Governor-Elect, Siminialaye Fubara, and his deputy, Prof. Ngozi Odu, on Monday, May 29, 2023
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has dissolved the state executive council.
Wike announced the dissolution of his cabinet shortly after a special executive meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday evening, May 25, Daily Independent reported.
Wike sacks all political appointees
Earlier, the commissioners took turns to eulogise the governor for his landmark achievements in the state.
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The media aide to the governor, Kelvin Ebiri confirmed the dissolution to The Punch newspaper on the telephone.
Wike to Rivers: “Don’t expect Fubara to behave like me”
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has told the people of the state not to expect the incoming Governor, Siminialaye Fubara, to adopt his style in relating with them.
But the Governor insisted that with the support of the people, Fubara and his deputy, Prof. Ngozi Odu, would surpass his record of success.
Wike spoke at a public lecture and book presentation in his honour at Dr. Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt on Thursday, May 25.
10th senate: Wike finally reveals choice for senate presidency
A top chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said he supports Senator Godswill Akpabio to emerge the next Senate President of Nigeria.
Wike declared his support for the ambition of Akpabio when the candidate and members of the Stability Group, a pro-Akpabio group, visited him on Tuesday, May 23.
Wike said during the meeting: “This is the time for me to support him (Akpabio) because he supported me when I wanted to be the governor of Rivers State.
“If truly we want this country to move forward from where we are today, I see nothing wrong in the ruling party picking who it thinks can work with the President-elect as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly."