Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Rivers politicians and political office holders to always place the state first in all their dealings.
Speaking during the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Elected APC National and State Assembly Members in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said all political office holders should ensure the rapid development of the state.
According to the governor, when the time for election comes, politicians can jostle for positions.
He explained that the APC members emerged victorious because God ordained their victories.
In his address, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki urged the APC in Rivers State to reconcile, pointing out that they would have challenges if their internal conflict persists.
He said that the party ought to have one programme on Saturday, but the two programmes at different locations revealed that something was wrong.
He said: “Without peace and reconciliation, victory will not be easy. There should be only one APC in Rivers State. What is happening is wrong. Let us have unity and let us work together “.
Senator Representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe said as Rivers people, there is a common destiny and heritage.
He said that the people reserve the right to determine who their leaders would be, stressing that the state must come first.
He said: “Now is the time to put the interest of the state ahead of anything else. We must work together, so that the people can benefit from the politics we play “.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
10th February, 2018.