2019: Former Councillors Endorse Governor Wike for a second term

2019: Former Councillors Endorse Governor Wike for a second term
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
 
Over 500 Former Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) councillors on Wednesday endorsed Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term. 
 
The  councillors  who trooped to Government House Port Harcourt on a solidarity  visit declared  that Governor Wike  has performed  creditably well and deserves  to be re-elected. 
 
Chairman of the PDP Ex-Councillors Forum, Rivers State Chapter, Mr LoveGod Nweze declared that members of the forum are satisfied with Governor Wike’s  roll out of projects and programmes for the people of the state. 
 
He said: “We commend the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the execution  of  people oriented  projects across the  state.  
 
“We applaud Governor Wike  for redeeming Rivers State from the clutches  of evil forces who held the state down. He has invested  in the  development  of  all the local government areas of Rivers State “.
 
They thanked God for giving  Governor Wike the enablement to work for the people of  the state. They urged him  to  accommodate  former councillors  in the execution of  development  projects.
 
Responding, Governor Wike  said  that the Former Councillors  form a solid power  bloc  that  will be used to reach out to the grassroots. 
 
He assured the former councillors  that the State Governmemt  will phase the payment of their severance allowance.
 
He said: “We will encourage  Local Government Areas  to pay severance  allowance to former councillors.  However, because  of the number, we will phase the payment.”
 
The governor said that the state government  will reach out  to the former councillors  through appointments. He informed that the  group will nominate  one member each for the Seven Local Government Areas where vacancies exist. 
 
Governor Wike assured the people of the  state  that his administration  will continue to  deliver democracy dividends  to the people of Rivers State.