River State Governor, Nyesom Wike has decided to sheath his sword in his long lasting fight between himself and his immediate predecessor, and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi by calling for peace.
The governor called for an end to divisive politics in the state.
He made this known in a state-wide broadcast to mark the Supreme Court ruling on the All Progressives Congress, APC lawsuit on Friday in Port Harcourt.
“I appeal to the APC and the Minister of Transportation to join hands with us to move our dear state forward.
“We cannot as leaders continue to remain divided and expect government to deliver on its responsibilities to our people. Let us from henceforth seek the common ground instead of allowing our differences to be exploited to retard our march to progress,” he said.
Wike also indicated his intention to withdraw pending criminal cases filed against his arch-rival, Mr Amaechi, and other political actors in the state “to give room for reconciliation”.
“I hereby direct the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to review all pending criminal proceedings filed against any person by the State and directly related to political activities prior to the 2019 general elections and make appropriate recommendations to me for necessary action to promote reconciliation among us,” the governor said.
The governor also said, “We salute the opposition for their courage to fight within the confines of the law to the end.
“Now that the legal battle is over, the task of building the State must take precedence over all other considerations.
“I appeal to our people to eschew all acts of acrimony, criminality, unrest, and violence throughout the State. I wish to recommit myself to continue to do all that is humanly possible to ensure the unity and peaceful co-existence of all our people irrespective of political.”
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