Honouring Wike, Riversman From Ikwerre
The leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre, the apex socio-cultural group of the Ikwerre people rolled out the drums last Saturday at a civic reception in honour of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike .
Speaking at the event, Governor Wike said that he would only support someone who has the capacity to govern the State in the 2023 general elections.
Wike said the governor of the state can come from any ethnic nationality, stressing that Rivers state is one.
He said no ethnic nationality in the state has the power to produce the governor on its own without the support of other ethnic nationalities.
The governor said, “I accepted this honour because when I look back from where we are coming from, I am a proud Ikwerre man. I am a Rivers man, but I’m from the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality. We will continue the legacy of Odili. Anyone with the interest of Rivers State will be supported. Wherever you are from, you must show that you are a Rivers man”.
He said, “we must work with all Ethnic Nationalities to move Rivers State forward. Rivers State is one. Nobody can divide Rivers State. No outsider can be Governor of Rivers State. Let us not allow anyone to divide us”.
“If you must be a Governor of Rivers State, you must carry Everyone along. No Ethnic Group can do it alone. Once you say it is your turn, it will not work. When you say it is your turn, you have started failing.”, he declared.