Governor Wike Declares Total War On Cultism, Cultists

Governor  Wike  Declares Total War On Cultism, Cultists

Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt

▪Presents 57 vehicles  to Magistrates
▪procures land to build residential  quarters  for  judges
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared a total war on cultists  in the  state,  stating that they will  be  rooted out and prosecuted.
The  governor  also  announced that the State Government has acquired  4.1 hectares of land  in the  Government Reserved Area, GRA, to construct residential  quarters for judges of the Rivers State Judiciary.
Presenting 57 official Honda Accord  cars to Magistrates  of the State Judiciary on Thursday  at the State High Court Complex, the  governor  said  that  measures  have  been  taken to fish out those responsible  for  cult-related  violence in the state.
The governor  noted that nobody  will be allowed  to  stop the pace of projects delivery and state-wide development.
He said : “We have  declared a total war on cultism. We will fish out  those who sponsor cult related violence  in some communities  of the state.
“I have provided  the required support  and  logistics to the  security  agencies to tackle these cultists. Nobody remotely  involved will be spared. No cultist will go free”.
He said that his administration  will  continue to invest in  security for the protection of the  residents of the state.
On the  presentation of the cars to 57 Magistrates,  the governor  explained  that  it was done to provide  an enabling  environment for the Magistrates to dispense justice according  to  the law.
In her remarks, Rivers State Chief Judge,  Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra commended Governor Wike for taking actions that will  enhance  the  dispensation  of justice  despite  the financial  meltdown.
She urged the Magistrates  to reciprocate by putting  in their  best to serve the State.
Attorney-General of Rivers State,  Emmanuel Aguma  (SAN ) said the presentation  of  vehicles  is not a result  of pressure on the governor,  but the governor’s  desire to improve the working conditions  of  Magistrates.