I Won’t Fight Buhari – Wike

Rivers State governor-elect, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has declared that he will not fight the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari, saying that his focus would be on cooperating with the federal government to attract benefits to the state.

According to Leadership, Wike, who made the declaration yesterday in Port Harcourt while speaking at a pre-inauguration lecture titled, “Democracy and Good Governance: Towards a New Rivers State”, stated that the overwhelming mandate given to him by the people of the state is not for him to fight Buhari, but to work for the greater good of the state.
He said, “I will not fight President Muhammadu Buhari. I will cooperate with his administration to attract benefits to Rivers State.
“The people of Rivers State did not overwhelmingly elect me to fight the administration, but to work for the greater good of our people. In cooperating with Buhari for development reasons, I will always bear in mind the fact that I am a member of the PDP.”
The governor-elect stated that all his actions in office would be geared towards the development of Rivers State and her people, adding that the courts closed for close to one year by the administration of the state would be opened next Monday, while he declared the proclamation of the next House of Assembly in the State Assembly complex.
He assured the people of the state that he would run a listening administration centred on the needs of the people, noting that he would not personalise governance as the journey to revive the ailing state will involve all stakeholders.
Wike reiterated that the illegal local government elections conducted by outgoing administration of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi would not stand as the court made specific order that it should not hold.
In his speech, former Governor of the state, Sir Peter Odili declared that he has confidence that Wike will perform and return happiness to the people of the state.


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