From Paul Obiajunwo , Port Harcourt
The Orochiri Kingdom in Ikwerre ethnicity nationality has called on the Rivers State governor- elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, to ensure that security, infrastructural development and human capital development are among the priorities of his government.
Orochiri, one of the ancient kingdoms, an urban community in Diobu, said they want security and the empowerment of their youths that could define the community as a metropolitan city.
The community made the demand during a feast organized by the kingdom to celebrate Chief Wike’s victory at the last governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Port Harcourt.
Speaking at the event, the heir- apparent to the throne of Orochiri kingdom, Prince Kalagbor Confidence Wordu, said his kingdom decided to set agenda for the incoming government of Rivers State as to make the government know what the people want.
The crowned prince who was among Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants said he has no doubt that the incoming government under the leadership of Chief Nyesome Wike will perform credibly well.
He said his victory at the poll is the victory for Ikwerre ethnic nationality and Rivers people as a whole, adding that everybody including the candidates and supporters of other political parties must join hands to support Wike’s government for the progress of the state.
He noted that Wike must do everything possible to ensure that the resources are being utilize for the interest of the people and not for the selfish interest of some politicians.
He stated: “First and foremost my kingdom is very happy with the victory of Chief Nyesom Wike, who is now the governor –elect. This kingdom has a tradition that is why we are gathering here today to host this victory party for the governor elect.
“We want this government to fight insecurity; there are a lot of hoodlums in Port Harcourt, infrastructural decay and lack of human capital development. The outgoing government has tried their best but Wike must try hard to initiate policies that will bring a real change to Rivers State,” he added.