Wike Promises All- Inclusive Govt


Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt recorded low number of activities last week, compared to other past weeks. This has remained the situation of things since the end of the 2019 governorship election in the state.
However, the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has pledged to operate an all-inclusive government aimed at promoting rapid  development of the state during the second term of his administration.
He called on leaders in the state, irrespective of differences in political party, ethnicity and religion, to join hands with his administration to develop the state.
The Governor particularly beckoned on the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, to join hands with him to develop the state.
Wike, who made the call in a State broadcast  marking the landmark Supreme Court Judgment that struck out the appeals by APC on Thursday said  Rivers State stands to benefit more if all leaders are united.
He said: “ Today, I recommit myself to be the Governor for all the people of Rivers State for the next four years.
“Accordingly, we shall form an all-inclusive government to advance the collective interest of all our people, irrespective of party, ethnic or religious affiliations.
“We have come a long way in the last four years and accomplished a lot to be proud of. But there’s still a lot more to do  to advance and realise the ultimate vision of our founding fathers for a truly united, secured and prosperous state and we need the support of all our people to realise this bold vision”.
Wike, who expressed gratitude to God for the Supreme Court  judgment assured people of the state that with the judgment all legal tussles have come to a close with the people having nothing to fear.
“With this decision, all legal issues regarding of candidates by the APC for the 2019 National Assembly, Governorship, and State House of Assembly elections in Rivers State have finally and permanently been put to rest”.
He expressed gratitude to the people of the state for giving him the mandate to serve as Governor for another four years.
Wike did not only extend his hand of fellowship to the opposition, but directed the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to review all pending cases linked to politics before the 2019 elections and make necessary recommendations aimed at promoting reconciliation.
The last Saturday’s State Assembly supplementary elections which took place in four local government areas of the state where elections were inconclusive, saw commissioners, Special Advisers from the affected areas move to the hinterlands to cast their votes.
The affected LGAs included Abua/Odual, Ahoada West, Gokana, and Opobo/Nkoro.
Commissioner for Finance, Fred Kpako described the election in Gokana as peaceful, free and fair.
The situation was said to be same in the other three local government areas. Many attributed the peaceful conduct to the absence of the military in the exercise.
Meanwhile, congratulatory and goodwill messages across the state have continued to flood Government House following the landslide reelection victory of Governor Wike.
Groups, institutions, individuals including Royal fathers in the state expressed joy at the reelection of Governor Wike, describing it as meritorious.
The weekly state Executive Council meeting did not hold last week.


Chris Oluoh