Tag: Nyesom Wike

Towards 2023: There’ll be mass defection in APC, PDP – Wike says

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, says as politicians realign towards elections in 2021, there will be mass defection in both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before December. In a statement on Thursday, Kelvin Ebiri, special assistant on media to the governor, stated that Wike[Read More…]

‘There is no way the south-east should continue to have only five states’ – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked the national assembly to consider the creation of an additional state in the region during the ongoing constitutional review. The Governor said this during a courtesy visit by the by the senate sub-committee on the constitutional amendment for the south-south. “There is[Read More…]

“We are not second class citizens of this country” – Governor Wike and Okowa insist on Asaba resolution

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Saturday said there is no going back on decision of Southern Governors to ban open grazing across the region. The Governors of the 17 Southern states had met in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday and agreed to the ban as parts of efforts to[Read More…]

Wike says Buhari, APC are delaying electoral bill in order to manipulate 2023 elections

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate of frustrating the passage of electoral bill in order to rig the 2023 in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Appearing in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, Wike claimed the delay in the[Read More…]

Governor Wike sympathises with families of slain security officers

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has sent his condolences to security agencies and families of the slain operatives. Mr Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, on Sunday condemned the killings and described it as barbaric and dastardly attack. “The Government of Rivers State[Read More…]

‘Isa Pantami should have resigned immediately’ – Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, should resign from office, irrespective of his recent volte-face on his previous support for extremist groups. The Governor said this during an interview with the African Independent Television in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. “If[Read More…]

Heroes welcome for Burna Boy in Port Harcourt after Grammy Win- Governor Wike describes him as the pride of the state

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy, whose real name is, Damini Ogulu, as the pride of the state following a heroes welcome to the state after his Grammy awards. Wike spoke when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy[Read More…]

“If you kill Ortom, be prepared to bury Nigeria,” – Rivers Governor Wike reacts to attempted assassination of Benue Governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the attack on his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr. Ortom said he ran for “more[Read More…]

2023: ‘I won’t support Jonathan if he runs in APC’ – Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will not support former President Goodluck Jonathan even if he gets the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2023 election. Speaking to BBC Pidgin in Port Harcourt, the governor also said God used him to make the[Read More…]

Nigerians now know they made a mistake with APC – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insurgency, banditry and corruption would compel Nigerians to vote out the party in 2023. The governor said with current economic downturn and escalating banditry, it was obvious that Nigerians have realised that they made[Read More…]