(By Chioma Peters)-The Rivers State Government has called on the Church, NGOs, Civil Society International Observers and Embassies to lend a voice and ask the Federal Government and Security Agencies to allow the will of the Rivers People prevail in elections.
Governor Wike stated this during the Ceremonial Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta North at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Port Harcourt, on Friday.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike said Rivers State is a very peaceful State and would continue to remain peaceful but regretted that during the Port Harcourt Constituency 111, State Assembly Bye Election, Security Agents hired by the Federal Government unleashed mayhem in an attempt to subvert the will of the People.
According to Governor Wike the State Government will continue to partner with the Church to ensure that our people are well educated, noting that in 2016 the State House of Assembly through legislation empowered the Rivers State Government to support Mission Schools.
While congratulating Bishop Wisdom Ihunwo, Governor Wike said “I believe that the Almighty God who has called you at a season like this will establish you and give you good success”.
In his Sermon on the theme “Occupy till I come” Rt. Rev. Ihunwo said God expects Christians to put in their best in the propagation of the gospel in order to get a reward from him, stressing that under his watch the Niger Delta North Diocese will continue to propagate the gospel of Christ with vigour because that is what God has called them to do.