Wike to Nigerians: Take 2023 elections seriously

Wike APC Rivers State

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has urged Nigerians to take the upcoming 2023 General Elections seriously by securing their PVCs and using it wisely.

Wike stated this during the Inter-Denominational Church Service in commemoration of the 62nd Independence Day Anniversary of Nigeria, at St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, Diobu in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the governor expressed optimism on the 2023 election, which he said will be God’s way of listening to the pleas of Nigerians for a better nation.

He said, “Nigeria must rise again, it must fulfil its divine purpose for which God has put it together, Nigeria has a prophetic agenda, whether the devil likes it or not. We must have the confidence that our votes will count and that we will use our votes to bring in the leaders after the heart of God.”

The governor said under his watch, the State Government has been resolute and consistent in providing the dividends of democracy to the people living and doing business in the State.

“We have seen it, in the massive improvement in security, we have seen it in social and physical infrastructure, what will you say, when public tertiary institutions have been on strike for the past seven months, and some of the students are being killed, some are roaming about, some are going into crime, while others are abusing drugs and going mental, but in Rivers State, all the State institutions are functioning, none stop and salaries are paid as at when due and lecturers are teaching the way they should,” he stated.

The governor further expressed gratitude to God for the 62nd independence anniversary of the nation and for keeping the nation as one in spite of the security and economic challenges plaguing it.

In his Sermon, the Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta North Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo urged citizens not to give up, noting that God will make the nation great again.