wiketrad4Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the March 19, 2016 rerun legislative elections in the state served as a referendum on the performance of his administration.

He said that the people of the state resoundingly approved his proactive efforts to improve their lives through quality developmental projects and programmes by voting candidates of the PDP.

Addressing the 103rd quarterly meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Gov Wike said: “The March 19 Elections were a referendum on our administration. It was a resounding approval of the good works we have done”.

He stated that his administration has demonstrated commitment to the development of the state through the judicious application of resources and urged the traditional rulers to cooperate with law enforcement agents and the state government to uproot cultists and criminal elements from their communities.

Gov. Wike then assured the traditional rulers that he will continue to liaise with them in the process of governance to get their inputs for the development of the state.

“We will continue to hold traditional rulers in high esteem as custodians of customs and traditions “, he added.

In his remarks, Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, King Dandeson Jaja, Jeki V, Amanyanabo of Opobo commended the governor for reviving consultation with traditional rulers.

He called on the governor to continue to consolidate on the gains of security measures taken while improving on the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.

The meeting attracted traditional rulers from the 23 local government areas of the state.


Reported by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.


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