(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-With the re-election of Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike  for the second and final term of four years, the coast is now clear for  the dream of other politicians- across party lines,  who hope to become governor of Rivers State some day, possibly in 2023, to  come alive.  Some have attempted it in the past but were unsuccessful while others might be doing so for the first time. The list was obtained by Notable Outcome’s research team, based on frequency of mention by those interviewed in Rivers state.

Our respondents also believe that the chances of the next governor of  Rivers State coming from this list is high because the said politicians are popular; they  have the experience, and  are eminently qualified. They were  also described as  seasoned politicians, with the reach to possibly win election if presented by their parties for the 2023 governorship election in Rivers State.

Here is the list, in no special order:

Dr. Tammy Danagogo
Engr. Sampson Ngerebara
Hon. Felix Obuah
Arc. Tonye Cole
Senator George Sekibo
Dr.Dakuku Peterside
Rt.Hon. Austin Opara
Senator Magnus Abe
Dr. Ipalibo Banigo-Harry
Engr. Tele Ikuru
Dr. Sekonte Davies
Dr.Gabriel Pidomson
Prof. Barineme Fakae
Senator Lee Maeba
Dr. Dawari George
Rt.Hon. Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani

Although the names are not exhaustive,  Notable Outcome’s findings showed that the next governor of Rivers State will come from this list, all things being equal. In our subsequent publications, we shall attempt to present  a  high light of the profiles, weaknesses and strengths of those listed above.