• Wike, Amaechi trade hot words over Rivers rerun election

    Wike, Amaechi trade hot words over Rivers rerun election

    Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday, literally exchanged hot words over the forthcoming rerun legislative election, scheduled for Saturday in the state.

    Wike, speaking through the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam-George, on Wednesday, said both Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been rejected by the Rivers people.

    Tam-George denied allegation by Amaechi that Wike was using desperate means to ensure victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

  • River State Drama:Wike allegedly claims CSO has been withdrawn

    River State Drama:Wike allegedly claims CSO has been withdrawn

    Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, claims that his Chief Secuirty Officer(CSO) has been withdrawn.

    In his statement he said it wasn’t  just the CSO that was withdrawn but other policemen attached to the Government House in Port Harcourt.

    According to him, the withdrawal of the CSO was a continuation of the police high command’s plot to assassinate him.

    He disclosed this yesterday at Khana Local Government Area  when he led the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates to campaign at Babbe, Ken Khana and Nyor Khana districts of the area.

    The governor alleged that the police high command also transferred 500 senior and junior police officers serving in the state, and replaced them  […]

  • Stop Inspiring Violence: INEC Cautions Wike

    Stop Inspiring Violence: INEC Cautions Wike

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pleaded to interested party in Rivers to refrain from making pronouncements that could overheat or instigate violence ahead of the state forthcoming re-run elections.

    The commission made the appeal in a statement signed Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, on Sunday in Abuja.

    INEC has fixed Dec. 10 to conduct re-run elections in Rivers to fill various seats in the National and the state House of Assembly.

    Oyekanmi also urged all political […]

  • Wike eulogies Elechi Amadi, renames polytechnic after him

    Wike eulogies Elechi Amadi, renames polytechnic after him

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state yesterday, renamed Port Harcourt polytechnic after the late prolific writer Dr Elechi Amadi who died on June 29,2016.

    Dr Elechi Amadi, was yesterday buried  in   his compound in  Aluu community,  in  Ikwerre Local Government Area of  Rivers  State. Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike,  described  him  as a  great, selfless man, and someone  who  de-emphaised  materialism  and  contributed  to  human development.

    The burial ceremony  attracted    people  from  all walks  of   life,  both  within and outside the country. […]

  • Rivers police challenge Wike to release video evidence of plot to rig rerun

    Rivers police challenge Wike to release video evidence of plot to rig rerun

    The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Rivers state, Nnamdi Omoni has challenged the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to release the video which he says contains evidence of the police plots to rig the forthcoming rerun legislative elections in parts of the state.

    Wike had during his outing at Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area brandished a compact disc which he said was audio-visual footage of alleged plot to rig the rerun.

    He also accused the Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya of […]

  • Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has admonished the State Governor, Nyesom Wike to reclaim the N2bn he allegedly donated to the Ondo Chapter of the PDP, for its campaign is last Saturdays Ondo gubernatorial elections.

    Addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt, the state capital shortly after its party candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, was declared winner of the Saturday’s election, Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Senibo Chris Finebone alleged that Wike is […]

  • I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to avoid being intimidated during the December 10 rerun elections in the state.

    Wike issued the warning during a flag-off ceremony at Etche area of the state.

    He said there were plans by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to use Federal institutions to intimidate members of the PDP, their leaders and candidates.

    He said the PDP in Rivers State would not be cowed into accepting a rigged election.

    The Governor […]

  • Amaechi calls Wike’s allegation baseless; INEC dismisses allegation as unfounded

    Amaechi calls Wike’s allegation baseless; INEC dismisses allegation as unfounded

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handed over original result sheets of the coming rerun elections in Rivers State to  the former governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi  Amaechi.

    Wike made this allegation yesterday.

    Ameachi through his Media Office in a quick reaction said: “This new wild, baseless allegation by Governor Wike is a cheap ploy by a failing garrulous man to intimidate and harass INEC into doing his bidding and […]

  • Wike assures of being in the PDP, says rumors of decamping are untrue

    Wike assures of being in the PDP, says rumors of decamping are untrue

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied any plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a yet-to-be new political party, in reaction to some rumors in the media.

    Wike who is one of the PDP state governors backing the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the party, has remained one of the voices opposition of the Buhari administration.

    The media have been awash with reports that the governor, along with other state governors, is planning to join forces […]

  • Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has commended Governor Nyesom Wike on his efforts at transforming Rivers State despite the current economic recession in the country.

    Governor  Yari   made  the commendation at the Government House, Port Harcourt, shortly  after  a closed-door meeting with Wike.

    Yari, who  said  he and others visited Wike in his capacity as governor and to  discuss issues concerning the NGF, also described the visit  as ‘brotherly.’

    According to Yari, who is a […]

  • Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    According to reports, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday vowed to resist any form of intimidation and threat from any quarters in the December 10 Rivers rerun.

    He promised the All Progressive Congress (APC) will match whatever antics and strategies deployed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Nyesom Wike during the exercise.

    He also said all candidates of the APC must win at all costs, urging supporters never to succumb to the threats and intimidation of Wike.

    The former […]