Anglican Bishop: Wike worthy son of Rivers State, Ikwerreland
● Shun bad company, Wike urges Fubara
By PHC Telegraph
Former Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike speaking at a church serviceb organised in his honour.
The former Rivers Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been described by a man of God as a true son of the State who through hardwork has helped to raise the level of social transformation, enhance good governance and speedy development.
Bishop of the Evo Diocese of the Anglican Church, Bishop Uchechukwu Innocent Ordu while delivering a homily said Wike has put Rivers State on the front seat of growth and progress.
The Bishop observed that despite obstacles placed on the way by his opponents, the former governor was able to focus on his assignment and finish strong in office as a Rivers leader.
Describing the former governor as a true son of Ikwerre and Rivers State, Ordu noted that his performance in government has lifted the Rivers State, in comparison to other states, to a higher pedestal.
He patted Wike on the back for what he referred to as “his outstanding performance and successful tenure in office”, saying despite a “rough start” and various attempts to derail his administration, the former governor remained fiercely determined and committed to the political, economic and social transformation of the State.
According to the Bishop, Wike will be remembered by generations of Rivers people not only for his rare management of the common wealth of the Rivers State, but his undying resolve to use state resources for the realization of the common good.
Ordu remarked that the entire Anglican Communion would remain ever grateful to Wike for the support the church received and urged the outgone state governor to make himself available for higher service.
Also speaking, Wike a veteran of many political struggles, admonished Fubara, his successor, to go miles away from gossips and mischief makers.
Acknowledging that such characters are dangerous, particularly if they are drawn close to the corridors of power, the former governor observed he was able to frustrate the unquenchable appetite for wealth by some persons who surrounded him by placing public interest far above selfish and individual pursuits.
Wike stressed that Governor Siminalayi Fubara would have to be decisive and firm in taking certain decisions that will impact positively on the welfare of the people if he is to succeed.
He thanked the people of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area for actively rallying behind, saying his success in office was as a result of the overwhelming support given to him by the Rivers people.
Wike thanked God for his kindness, saying his grace upon him had led to his success as a council chairman, Chief of Staff to the Governor, a federal Minister and State Governor.
At St Paul’s Cathedral a few days ago while rallying his religious base, Wike said Rivers is unequivocally a Christian State even as he urged Governor Siminalayi Fubara to hold unto God and the church.
He stated on Sunday that although he has nothing against the Ogboni confraternity, he is not a member of the sect as some people have alleged.
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