Wike Declares Rivers Has No Land To Give Out To Herdsmen

Governor of Rivers State, Nyeson Ezenwo Wike has declared that Rivers State has no land to give out to aid the creation of cattle colonies.

Nyesom Wike in his declarations at the Government House in Port Harcourt while receiving the D-Source Group, further disclosed that he firmly stands against the idea of the state being controlled by external forces.

He said: “We will not allow our state to be controlled by external  forces.

“We will not be drawn into debates on cattle colony.  We don’t have land for any cattle colony  in Rivers State “.

“Our people should continue to mobilize for the 2019 election because it will not be business as usual where people think that they will use security to rig.  That will not happen”

He said that the APC has done nothing  in Rivers State to merit any vote, adding that the party has destroyed the country.

Governor Wike commended D-Source Connect Group for their commitment to the development of New Rivers.

He assured that  the administration  will always accommodate youths in the development process. The governor added that members  of the group will be considered for appointments.

Earlier, the Coordinator of D-Source Connect Group, Mr Dike Vincent Amadi reiterated the endorsement of the Rivers State Governor by the group for a second term.

He commended the State Governor for the prudent management of resources which has led to an explosion of projects across the state.

Amadi urged the governor  to consider members of the group for appointment  into positions of responsibility.

 

Omoku Attack: Wike Sets N50 Million Aside For Orphan’s Education

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday announced that the state government has set aside N50 million for the education of a one-year-old girl, Purity whose parents were killed in the Omoku attack on January 1st this year.

Rivers state was thrown into mourning following an attack by cult members led by their leader, Don Wanny who was recently killed, in Omoku community and its environs, that lead to the death of over 20 people.

At a meeting with residents of the community yesterday January 16th, Governor Wike said the state government has taken the responsibility to see the little girl through school. He also announced that the government will pay the hospital bills of all the people injured during the attack.

“I am here today to further express my condolences to the families that lost loved ones and also express my sympathy to the injured. Like I said before, the Rivers State Government will foot the hospital bills of the injured and support support the families of the deceased ” he said

On the 32 cultists his adinistration last week placed a N640m bounty on, Governor Wike alleged that Rivers APC leaders have approached the cultists, asking them to join their political platform ahead of the electioneering period. He stated that his administration will not be deterred by the political antics of Rivers APC, saying that the deadly cultists will be traced and brought to justice.

“Nobody should play politics with security of lives. Since we declared these cultists wanted, they have approached them to work with them. Whether or not they work with APC, they will meet their Waterloo”, he said.

 

Omoku Massacre: Wike Places N200 Million Bounty For Information

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has placed a N200 million bounty for information that will lead to the apprehension of the perpetrators of the Omoku New Year eve massacre in which about 17 people were reportedly gunned down by some gunmen.

Governor Wike, spoke on Tuesday after he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact-finding/sympathy visit to the families of the deceased. He also visited those injured during the attack.

The governor also visited the sites of the crime where he received a briefing from the Nigerian Police Area Commander, Mr Mike Nwafor and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mr Olisa Osi.

He said: “We have placed a N200 million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence.

“Anybody who is connected to this crime in any way will have his/her houses forfeited to the Government. This place has been peaceful before this unfortunate mayhem.

“We will not allow another case of this violence. We have mobilised the security agencies to take the battle to the perpetrators “.

Governor Wike said all those linked to the Omoku violence will face the full weight of the law.

“You cannot shed innocent blood and go free. We are working with all the security agencies to do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators. They must pay for this”, he said.

The governor commiserated with the families of the deceased, saying that the State Government will support them in burying their loved ones. He added that the state government will also settle the medical bills of those receiving treatment at different hospitals.

He said: “I am pained by this unfortunate mayhem. Enough is enough. ”

The governor and the service commanders also visited the residence of wanted cultist, Don Danny where the Rivers State Governor commended security agencies for working hard to improve the security of the state.

 

Wike Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators Of Mgbuoshimini Killings

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday when he led members of the state security council on an assessment of the community, located in Obio/Akpor Local Council Area, vowed to prosecute the perpetrators of Monday killings in Mgbuoshimini community.

The killing was caused by members of a rival cult group that lead to the death of over 15 people.

Wike said;

“This is most unfortunate and those involved in this dastardly act would not go scot-free. The security agencies have been empowered to go after them. Everybody should remain calm, as we are taking measures to ensure that our people are protected from such ugly attacks.”

Wike also promised to build a police station and quarters in the area to check the activities of criminals. He explained that an initial security report indicated that it was a cult-related violence and expressed concern that the perpetrators targeted innocent persons for the attack.

The governor promised to assist the families of the deceased, while urging members of the public to volunteer useful information to the security agencies.“We will not leave any stone unturned. We promise to fight the cultists to a point where they would know that Rivers State is not a safe haven for them.

“But we require the support of the public. The security agencies have given us the assurance that they would do their best. For sometime, we have had relative peace before this unfortunate incident,” he said.

 

Wike Sacks All His Special Advisers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State shocked members of his cabinet when he relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments except one.

A statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, said only the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo was retained.

NAN recalls that the governor had earlier sacked the state’s Executive Council on June 24.

Wike who has less than two years into his first tenure, is yet to re-appoint new commissioners.

Wike’s Performance Has Justified His Election, Says Jonathan

Jonathan said this on Thursday when he visited Rivers State for the commissioning of the Second Nkpogu Bridge as part of activities to mark the second anniversary of the Wike administration.

The former President said, “Governor Wike has performed wonderfully well. I have no regrets that Governor Wike is the governor of Rivers State. I am happy that the governor has opened up Rivers State through projects.

“Wike has shown so much commitment to infrastructural development. The whole of Rivers State is now a construction yard.”

According to him, the appreciation for the excellent performance of Governor Wike goes beyond party lines.

He recalled that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo after visiting the state also stated that the governor was delivering on projects.

While appreciating the people of Rivers State for the support they gave him throughout his involvement in national politics, he expressed happiness over the invitation to commission the important Second Nkpogu Bridge.

Governor Wike assured Jonathan of the unwavering support of Rivers people, saying that he would never be abandoned.

He said the decision to invite the former President to commission the bridge was a clear message to the nation that he would not be abandoned.

He said, “We are not (the kind of) politicians that when anything is wrong, they sing a different song. Rivers State is a different place. When we believe in you, we believe in you. We are different from other Niger Delta states. We can say it with all authority.

“We cannot come out in the public and begin to castigate our own. Those of them who do that should have a rethink. For us, it doesn’t matter the blackmail against Jonathan, we will continue to back him”.

The governor accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of failing to keep its promises, saying after two years of APC rule, Nigerians have seen the difference between good governance and false promises.

“Those who think that they have promises from those who think they own Nigeria should be careful. They will use you and dump you at the appropriate time,” he added.

 

 

Source: Channel’s TV

Wike Endorsed For Second Term By Senator Akapbio

He described Governor Wike as the best performing governor in the country.

He commended Governor Wike for diligently constructing the Kpopie-Bodo road, which has given the people of the area a sense of belonging.

Commissioning the completed Kpopie-Bodo Road in Gokana Local Government Area on Monday, Senator Akpabio expressed gratitude to God for allowing him to witness another governor in the Niger Delta who believes in profound development.

He said: “From the Pictures, I have seen here; I wonder how you people lived before Nyesom Wike became governor. Oh, my people, you must have suffered. This road will help revive the economy of the area”.

He added that by creating access to communities of Gokana, Governor Wike has empowered them and given them the leverage to grow.

In his remarks, Governor Wike said that his administration has fulfilled the promise it made to Gokana people, without giving excuses.

He criticised that the former Works Commissioner who hails from Gokana Local Government Area for allowing a project under his supervision to be abandoned.

He noted that Senate Minority Leader was invited to commission the project because he was one of the pillars of support during the electioneering period.

He stated that he will continue to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state.

The Commissioner of Works, Iheanyichuwu Bathuel said that Kpopie-Bodo Road which is about 10 kilometres has been fitted with street lights.

While Secretary to Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani lauded Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of Ogoni land.

He assured the governor of the support of Ogoni people in his future political endeavours.

The highpoint of the occasion was conferment of a chieftaincy title on Governor Wike by the Gokana Traditional Rulers Council.

 

 

Source: Channels Tv

Governor Wike Is Unfit To Rule – APC

APC through its state chairman Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya has accused Wike of being an alarmist whose single agende since assuming office as governor of Rivers state has been to destroy Amaechi by any means. The APC also chided Governor Wike for failing to keep his vow to sue the FG over the $43m recovered in Ikoyi.

Wike according to APC has put Rivers state account in red through looting and the borrowing of over N100 billion from banks, without investing it in any tangible projects.The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for immediate resignation of Governor Nyesom Wike over alleged nuisance.

According to the statement by the chairman, ‘’Wike had claimed that the money belonged to the Rivers State Government and was part of the funds allegedly looted by his immediate past predecessor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the current Minister of Transportation.

Rivers APC said “It is now over two weeks since Governor Wike issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to return the money to the Rivers State Government or be sued accordingly.

Governor Wike had claimed that he has records, documents, and facts to prove that the contentious $43m was kept by Amaechi. Apart from Rt. Hon. Amaechi vehemently denying the accusation as one from the pit of hell; it is on record that Mr. Abayomi Oke, the suspended DG of the National Intelligence Agency, has claimed ownership of the money, thereby exonerating Amaechi.

“Wike’s failure to sue the Federal Government as he vowed to do is the height of his shameful theatrics and repulsive actions that have brought shame and public odium to Rivers State and her people. We, therefore, demand without equivocation, the immediate resignation of Wike as the Governor so as to save the good people of Rivers State further embarrassment” it said.