Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers talks tough says nobody can impose anybody on the people of Rivers State, saying his successor has to come from the people.
Governor Wike said this while speaking at the Thanksgiving commemoration of the Second anniversary of his tenure in office at the St. Paul’s Cathedral, Diobu, Port Harcourt, on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
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Governor Nyesom who over his time as the Governor of Rivers State been a thorn in the flesh of the Federal Government, ensued for peace urging the Christian leaders in his state to pray for a rancour free and smooth transition of power come 2023, when a new administration will come into power in and there will be change at the national level.
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Rivers Governor said, “Let me say it again, I have never sat with anybody to say I will make you governor. But, as a governor, nobody from anywhere, be it in the party, in Abuja, will impose who will be the candidate of PDP in Rivers State.
“Nobody can impose a candidate here in this state. So, if you are running to Abuja, you are wasting your time.”
Wike reiterated that leaders and stakeholders in the state would meet at the appropriate time to decide his successor.
In his sermon, Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta North, prayed God to grant Wike, who he said turned Rivers State to a huge construction site, the grace to finish his tenure well.
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