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Wike pledges to unite all, accelerate development of Rivers

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 3:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Daniel Abia  –  Snr Correspondent Port Harcourt


Rivers State Governor-elect, Nyesom Wike, has pledged to unite all political and interest groups in the state to usher the state into an era of accelerated development.

Speaking on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Service organised in his honour by Epirikom Patriotic Forum at the Saint Peter’s Anglican Church,  Rumuepirikom, Wike, who graced the service alongside his wife, Justice Suzzette, and three children, said he would assume the role of father to all residents of Rivers State as Governor.

He reiterated that the days of politics are over, noting that the state will move into the days of governance and transformational leadership.

The Governor-elect assured the people of Rivers State that he will take immediate steps to ensure that the courts reopen for judicial service as a fundamental way of maintaining law and order among the populace.

He added that Rivers people should put behind them the days of electioneering campaigns and look forward to the dividends of democracy.  Wike said: “I will serve as a father to all. We are done with campaigns and this is the time to unite and deliver dividends of democracy to our people.

“One of my first tasks is to ensure that the courts are functional again. We need the rule of law for a peaceful and responsible society. We also need to get our judges and lawyers back to work”.

Earlier, Rector of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church,  Rumuepirikom Deanery,  Venerable Richard Okpara, had said the emergence of Wike as Rivers State Governor is God’s design to liberate and prosper the state.