Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has formally restored all the entitlements and benefits of Sir Celestine Omehia as a former governor of the state.
Wike, on Thursday, also formally reinstated the official portrait of Omehia amongst the line up of former governors of Rivers State at the Government House, Port Harcourt Executive Council Chamber.
Performing the exercise, Wike said the decision to restore the entitlements and privileges of Omehia as former governor stemmed from the fact that he worked as governor of the state between May 29, 2007 and October 25, 2007, wherein he took decisions on behalf of the state and initiated projects.
He said: “I hereby put back his official portrait among those of former governors. He is now entitled to the benefits of all former governors.”
The governor said the era of politics of bitterness in Rivers State was effectively over, noting that it was not right to personalise governance as was done by the immediate past administration.
Responding, Omehia, described on Thursday as the most historic day of his political career.
He said the restoration of his rights as a former govenor indicated that his dark political days were over.