Wike’s Birthday Triggers National Testimonies
Top politicians, traditional rulers and other eminent persons have been celebrating the Rivers State governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike in various fora on his birthday.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on behalf of the Government and people of Benue State, congratulated Governor Wike, and described him as a man of integrity and a true democrat who abhors injustice and makes his views on issues known in a courageous manner.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom states that Governor Wike’s giant strides in the development of Rivers State is confirmation of his love for his people.
He said the Rivers State Governor was a dependable friend of Benue who has at different times spoken out in support of the state and its people, in times of trouble.
Governor Ortom particularly acknowledges the support the Wike administration gave to Benue state to cater for internally displaced persons in 2018, shortly after Fulani herdsmen killed many innocent people in the state.
He prays that God continues to protect Governor Wike to enable him serve the people of Rivers State and humanity in general.
The Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, King Nicholas Ibiebele Nimenibo, Loko IX, in a congratulatory message said the governor has demonstrated sterling qualities as the chief executive adding that the NEW Rivers vision is focused and well planned to lay the foundation for a greater legacy that will be the pride of future generations of Rivers people.
Also, Senator George Thompson Sekibo on behalf of Rivers East Senatorial District, congratulated Governor Wike on his birthday describing it as another special time to mark his great achievements in Rivers State through the numerous projects embarked on and delivered in record time.
Senator Sekibo said the governor has defined leadership by his boldness and courage and given governorship a practical meaning through building bridges of national cohesion and speaking truth to power for the greater good of the nation.
A former commissioner for health in Rivers state, Dr. Sampson Parker, said the birthday is a fitting tribute to honour and greatness to acknowledge God’s grace and blessings on the Executive Governor.
He stated that under Gov Wike’s watch, Rivers State has recovered from numerous challenges to achieve peace and development as a result of the dogged determination of a proactive and visionary leader.
Also, the chairman of Khana Local Government Area, Elɗer Lahteh Loolo, who congratulated Governor Wike on behalf of the people of the Local Government Areasaid the governor was a great man whose life is adorned with landmark achievements.
The chairman said, “we have critically followed your vision for our dear Rivers State for over five years running and can happily and boldly say you are indeed a wonderful patriotic Rivers son”.
He added that the governor’s uncommon courage, determination and zeal to serve the people of Rivers State has brought the state to a greater height