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Wike Apologizes to Rivers People for Choosing Governor Fubara as Successor

Former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, expressed regret over his choice of Governor Siminalayi Fubara as his successor
Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Nyesom Wike

Former Governor Acknowledges Mistake, Vows to Correct It in Due Time

Former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, expressed regret over his choice of Governor Siminalayi Fubara as his successor, extending an apology to the people of Rivers State during a thanksgiving ceremony in Ogu town, Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.

Wike, who currently serves as the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), admitted to his error in judgment and pledged to rectify the situation at the appropriate time.

During his address at the event honoring George Sekibo for his years of service, Wike urged the residents of Ogu/Bolo to forgive him, emphasizing the importance of gratitude towards those who contribute to one’s success.

He stressed that while individuals cannot be worshipped, appreciation for support and assistance should be acknowledged.

Acknowledging human fallibility, Wike stated, “I have made a mistake. I own up. And I ask God to forgive me. I have said all of you forgive me. But, we will correct it at the appropriate time.” He reassured local lawmaker Arnold not to fear removal from his position, affirming his commitment to due process and the rule of law.

Asserting his authority, Wike dismissed threats to his position, asserting, “When you are in charge, you are in charge.” He urged calm among the people of Ogu/Bolo in the face of criticism, reminding them of their resilience and loyalty.

Furthermore, Wike criticized those who exploit their positions for personal gain, vowing to continue advocating for the interests of the people. He pledged ongoing support for the traditional institution in Ogu/Bolo, highlighting his efforts to promote peace and development in the region.

He previously apologized during the early stages of his leadership dispute with Governor Fubara at Omoku while attending a thanksgiving service for his loyal supporter, Bro Felix Obua.

Wike urged adherence to the law and due process, emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace and unity in the community.

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