Shun Anti-Party Politics, Wike Tells Politicians 


The Rivers State Gover
nor, Chief Nyesom Wike has advised politicians to shun anti-party politics whenever they are not favoured by the collective decision of the organs of a political party.
In a funeral oration at the burial of a former House of Representatives member, Late Hon. Ovunda Nsirim in Rumueme, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday, Wike said that anti-party  activities  weaken the coherence  of political  parties.
He praised the Late Ovunda Nsirim for being a politician  with a difference who believed in party supremacy and was never involved in  anti-party activities even if decisions went against him.
The governor  said  that  respect  for party’s supremacy  is necessary  for the deepening of democracy.
He said: “Ovunda Nsirim never played anti-party whether or not the decision of the party favoured him. He believed in party supremacy”.
He called  on  the  people  of  Rumueme Kingdom to use the death of Ovunda Nsirim to promote unity in the community.
Wike said generosity was one of the virtues of the late politician, adding that virtue runs through the Nsirim family.
He said: “Ovunda Nsirim was a good man. He deserves a good burial for his contributions to the state.”
The former NBA President, Chief Okey Wali said the late Ovunda Nsirim will be missed for his commitment to friendship, mentorship and development.
He announced that a foundation will be established  in  honour of late Ovunda Nsirim to organise  annual lectures  on mentorship.
In his sermon, Bishop Loveday Peter, urged people  to look on to Jesus  to help in building  their lives.
The burial was  witnessed by National and State Assembly members, among other dignitaries. of the Rivers State Executive Council, politicians from different political parties, traditional rulers and clerics.