From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has assured the people of the state that what happened in Ekiti State last Saturday during the governorship election would not be repeated in Rivers.
He said that the Ekiti election was the worst political robbery in Nigeria’s democratic history.
Governor Wike spoke on Sunday during the thanksgiving service to mark the end of third anniversary of his administration held at Saint Paul Anglican Cathedral Church in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Wike said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government would not be able to replicate the Ekiti political robbery in Rivers State because the people are fully prepared for them.
He said: “Don’t be worried about what happened in Ekiti State. We are prepared. It will not happen here in Rivers State.
“I have never experienced that kind of robbery in politics. I told my colleagues not to give them any chance. Most of them in APC are happy that they will repeat the same thing in Rivers State; we are waiting for them. Let your spirit not be down, work hard and victory will be ours,” he said.
On the thanksgiving service, Governor Wike said that the state government hadcome before God to appreciate him for a hitch-free programme, which spread across two months
He said that the third anniversary of his administration offered the people the opportunity to witness the superlative performance over the period under the review.
In his sermon, the Archbishop of Province of Niger Delta, Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey, lauded Governor Wike for his outstanding developmental strides, stressing that the governor had graduated from “Mr Project” to “Doctor Project”.