I’ve directed PDP elders to produce my successor – Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will make sure his successor will be someone who can defend the interest of the state and its people.

Governor Wike stated this during a birthday party organised for him by his wife, Justice Eberechi Nyesom-Wike in his private residence at Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday night.Wike stated this in a statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri and made .The governor said he had directed elders and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State to begin the search for someone with the capacity and passion to defend the interest of the state to succeed him.

“I have dedicated this my birthday to make sure that whoever that is going to succeed me will be for the interest of the Rivers people,” the governor stated.Wike, who narrated how he was tricked to attend the birthday party that was secretly organised by his wife at his sport complex, thanked God for granting him a fruitful and eventful life.He expressed profound gratitude to the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, the wife of the governor of Oyo State, Mrs Tamunominni Makinde, and other dignitaries for gracing the occasion.

The governor urged people to continue praying for God’s grace to abound for him and his family on all sides.His wife thanked God for his steadfast love towards the governor.Justice Nyesom-Wike, who showered encomium on her husband, prayed God to grant him his heart desires as well as long fruitful life.Earlier, there was a novelty football match between team A and B of ex-Nigerian international footballers comprising of Austin Okocha, Taribo George, Kanu Nwankwo, Joseph Yobo, Daniel Amokachi, Augustine Eguavoen, Victor Ikpeba, Tijani Babangida, Samson Siasia among others.


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