The Rumueme Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has expressed gratitude to their son the governor for what they described as his excellent performance in governance which they noted has made them proud.
One of the stakeholders in the area High Chief Enyinda Akaninwo, Eze Orluwocha V of Rumueme Kingdom stated this in a chat with newsmen at the sideline of the commissioning of Mgbuoshimini Internal Roads in Rumueme Kingdom constructed by the Rivers State government under the able leadership of Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The Kingdom hailed the governor for all that he has attracted to them including the Nigeria Law School Rivers State campus and elevation of their chieftaincy stool to first class status as well as relocating the Trans Amadi/Oginigba slaughter to their kingdom with its attendant development.
The Rumueme Kingdom equally declared their support for the G5 Integrity Group led by Gov Wike saying that the fight of the governors is all about justice, equity and fair play in the interest of the country at large.
High Chief Akaninwo said further that the people of Rumueme Kingdom are eternally indebted to the governor for all he has done for them and will support his political aspiration any day.
The monarch however appealed to the governor to please look inwards and see how he would benefit his Rumuekaninwo Community people particularly before he winds up his tenure especially in terms of empowerment and human capital development, stressing that only their own son will have the passion to do so.
He made it known that Gov Wike has indeed shown capacity and exemplary leadership quality which he noted is rare, explaining that if not for greed and corruption on the part of Nigerian politicians, the country would have been on her way to freedom, if Wike was given the mandate to rescue the country from bad governance.
According to High Chief Akaninwo “the insecurity ravaging the country would have ceased, the moment the criminal elements under any guise realize that Wike has emerged the PDP standard bearer for the presidential election because of his antecedence”, he stated.
He however said all hope is not lost yet if Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP standard bearer realizes his mistakes and reconcile with the G5 governors as fast as possible in the interest of the party and indeed the country.
He insisted that there was no way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will make a headway without the contribution of the G5 governors whom he said are fighting a just fight.
Chief Akaninwo further appealed to the governor to consider the youths and women of his community whom he said are idle for empowerment, employment as well as skill acquisition for them to be self reliant.
“We shall equally be grateful Sir, if a scholarship scheme is made available for our indigent but brilliant students”, he said.
On the executive order 21 and 22 of the Rivers State Government which gives the opposition parties conditions for their electioneering campaigns, Chief Akaninwo said, the governor was in order as political parties in the past end up destroying school facilities in course of their campaigns, adding that it has nothing to do with the PDP being afraid of healthy competition as a party on ground to beat with their performance.
He however warned against electoral violence or rigging during the forthcoming general election, maintaining that the election will be a turning point for Nigeria.
The monarch used the opportunity to urge his fellow electorates to consider the hardship, poverty and insecurity in the country as they make their choice to cast their votes at the election.
“They should consider individual candidates with capacity to deliver the dividends of democracy and not on party lines”. He said.
When asked to rate their illustrious sons, the immediate past governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the current Governor Nyesom Wike in terms of performance, Chief Akaninwo said there was no basis for comparison as according to him, “Gov Wike has demystified governance and will indeed be leaving a big shoe for his successor”.