Governor Nyesom Wike, meanwhile, announced that nobody could annex Rivers State to market their secessionist schedule, since it remains a sovereign condition, however hard they try, hinting that Rivers folks are supporting the state authorities.
Wike said this when conventional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality seen him in Government House, Port Harcourt, stressing those driving the hospitality of their nation to conceal their secessionist schedule should take their actions elsewhere.
He said his government would leave no stone unturned to safeguard the nation and its people against people who believe that they could annex the nation by integrating it into their separatist agenda.
“Rivers State doesn’t belong to some other location. It’s a sovereign state and therefore, nobody could convince us that we’re with them. I won’t permit anyone to visit Rivers State and inform us that we’re a part of these, and we’ll do everything possible to protect our interest.
“We really are friendly men and women. We’ll allow anyone to conduct business, but nobody ought to go beyond performing company to hoist unnecessary flags. We won’t take that”
The governor advised Ekpeye individuals to not leave anything to chance, yet to stay vigilant and to understand what occurs around and inside their communities.
He encouraged them to report suspicious individuals and motion so that appropriate actions can be taken to avoid any potential assault. Nigeria and its own safety have dropped. There’s not any day that you won’t hear that 10 or more individuals are murdered or kidnapped.”
And as part of steps to curb criminality from Ahoada West and Ahoada East councils, Wike revealed he had put a bounty on two infamous gang leaders specifically: VIP and Comasi working at the axis of this nation.
Leader of the delegation, Prof. Dulu Appah stated Ekpeye individuals were thankful to Wike for its growth projects sited within their own area, including: “For the Ekpeye cultural heritage, we make bold to state that the democratic dividend we’ve appreciated under the Wike government has left us the envy of other cultural groups in the nation.”