Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday expressed issue that the capitulation of the Peoples Democratic party in neighbouring Bayelsa by means of the All Progressives Congress (APC) portends danger for Rivers state.
He said with the defeat of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led PDP in Bayelsa, it became obvious that the “next onslaught of the APC would be to capture Rivers state at all fee.”
He relived the fears while the new Amayanabo of Wakrike kingdom and distinguished chiefs of Okrika visited him at the government residence, Port Harcourt.
“unluckily, considered one of our states is gone to the enemies. however God will assist us. For us who’re from Rivers state, we must understand that there could be attack on us due to the fact the enemy has entered our territory. they will assault us, however with your prayer, Rivers state will prevail,” Wike stated.
The governor said while he tarries in office, anything that would promote the interest of Rivers State would remain his drive.
According to him, “you can be my sister state, if you want to take what belongs to Rivers State, I will not agree. I will not sell Rivers State for any cost. Let us be our brother’s keeper.”
Wike stated that his government belongs to all Rivers people and not for any particular group in the state, lauding the Okrika people for the role they played during the last elections
“The role you played during the last elections showed that when you give your support, you give your support. People should be known for something. If you give your word, you give your word. In my entire political career, I have seen that when Okrika people say they want to do something, they will do it. You are different and I commend you, “ he added.
The governor warned the people against bearing arms, announcing that it negates the precept of peace.
To him, the simplest purpose why humans get arms became because the “Nigerian military is now part of elections in Nigeria.”
He charged the monarch to use his role to promote peace and improvement in Okrika and appealed to him to hold all hobby groups along.
Wike defined that the kingdom government could method the residence of meeting for the modification of the name of the stool to study: “the Amanyanabo of Okrika “ as asked via the traditional ruler.
Responding, King Alfred Sementari Abam congratulated the governor on his re-election and confirmation of his victory by way of the superb court docket.
He stated his return became attributable to his incredible performance and initiatives’ shipping.
The monarch additionally thanked the governor for the recognition granted his stool after the court docket judgment.