Let People’s Will Prevail At Elections -Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike (middle ), with National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus (3rd right), former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo (3rd left) and others, during the commissioning of a road project in Port Harcourt, recently.

The Rivers State Government has called on the church, NGOs, civil society organisations, international observers and embassies to lend a voice and ask the Federal Government and security agencies to allow the will of the Rivers people prevail in elections.
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike stated this during the ceremonial enthronement of Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta North, Rt, Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Port Harcourt, last Friday.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Wike said Rivers State was a very peaceful state and would continue to remain peaceful but regretted that during the Port Harcourt Constituency 111, State Assembly bye-election, security agents hired by the Federal Government unleashed mayhem in an attempt to subvert the will of the people.
According to Wike, the state government would continue to partner with the church to ensure that the people were well educated; noting that in 2016, the state House of Assembly through legislation empowered the Rivers State Government to support mission schools.
While congratulating Bishop Wisdom Ihunwo, the governor said, “I believe that the Almighty God who has called you at a season like this will establish you and give you good success”.
In his sermon on the theme, “Occupy Till I Come”, Ihunwo said God expects Christians to put in their best in the propagation of the gospel in order to get a reward from him, stressing that under his watc,h the Niger Delta North Diocese would continue to propagate the gospel of Christ with vigour because that is what God has called them to do.