Governor Wike lauds Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly for contributions to state’s development
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikunyi-Owaji Ibani for his worthy contributions to the development of the state.
Governor Wike said that the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly has exhibited uprightness and exemplary leadership qualities in the discharge of his responsibilities.
Governor Wike who stated this during the 50th Birthday and Election Victory thanksgiving service of the Speaker at Saint James Anglican Church, Ataba Parish in Andoni Local Government Area noted that the attitude and character of Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani have endeared him to his colleagues and leaders in the state.
Represented by the State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Emma Okah, Governor Wike said Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani has demonstrated sincerity of purpose at a time enemies of the state wanted him to work against the state.
Also speaking, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus stated that the thanksgiving by the Speaker calls for more service to God.
Prince Uche Secondus who noted that it was the God’s approval for the Speaker to succeed, advised him to re-examine himself and serve God and humanity with all sense of responsibility.
In his remarks , the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani who narrated his ordeal, described the thanksgiving as symbolic.
While thanking God for his victory, he also thanked Governor Wike for ensuring that he retained his position and the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus for standing by him.
He used the forum to confess and prayed God to forgive a man who advised him to betray the State Governor during their tribunal cases, so he can become Acting Governor if Governor Wike was sacked.
The thanksgiving service was attended by the Speakers of Bayelsa, Cross River, Enugu, Abia, Jigawa and Akwa-Ibom State House of Assemblies, top-government functionaries, clergymen and traditional rulers.