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Politics of Monday, 29 May 2023


May 29: Wike taunts PDP again, confers APC Gov with highest honour in Rivers State

Nyesome Wike Nyesome Wike

Less than 24 hours before his exit from office, Governor Nyesom Wike conferred the highest honour in Rivers State to Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State.

In a statement obtained by on Sunday, May 28, Governor Uzodimma bagged the state honour of the Grand Service Star of Rivers State (GSSRS).

According to the statement, Governor Uzodimma, in the company of his wife, Barr. Mrs Chioma Uzodimma, friends, and government officials received the grand award in an elegant style from Governor Nyesom Wike CON of Rivers State held in Portharcourt Government House.

In his address, Governor Wike acknowledged the valuable support of Governor Uzodimma to his government and the good people of Rivers State.

Similarly, Governor Uzodimma appreciated his Rivers State contemporary and the people of Rivers State for the honour bestowed upon him.

Governor Wike, who is in his final hour as governor of Rivers State, will be handing over affairs to his predecessor, Sim Fubara.

In the aftermath of the 2023 general election, the Rivers state governor has been in alliance with the All Progressive Congress (APC) members despite being a vital member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In the build-up to the election, Governor Wike feuded with the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, over issues of inclusivity and fairness in the party's leadership structure.

This development broke the PDP into factions, being led by Governor Wike and the other by the former Vice President.

Meanwhile, Governor Uzodimma is seeking re-election into office for a second term in the off-cycle gubernatorial election coming up later in November 2023.