Wike To Politicians: See Politics As Sports

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has called  on Nigerian politicians to see politics as sports and not war that should  be fought with desperation.

The governor  said that politics must be viewed as sports where there must be victors and losers , but the participants exchange  pleasantries waiting for the  next contest.

Wike spoke on Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt, when he hosted his kinsmen from Rumuepirikom community in Obio/Akpor local government area of the state, to a Sallah lunch.

He said, “Politics is not war. I advise politicians to see politics as sports where  there is always a winner and a loser. That way, we will not have major conflicts in the community.

“When you  contest an election  and someone else  has  won, felicitate with that person  hoping that tomorrow  will be another day when you will have your day.”

The governor urged members of the Rumuepirikom community to continue to thank God because the aspirations of the community have come to fruition with his emergence as the governor of the state.

Wike said, “Our forefathers  wherever they are will be happy that this Kingdom is now known nationally and internationally.  Therefore, we have every reason to be united for the good of our people.”

The governor  assured that he will be a compassionate  leader to all the  people of  the  state as his commitment remains Rivers first at all times.

He charged the indigenes of Rumuepirikom  Kingdom  to always promote brotherly love and unity  amongst themselves, stressing  that different groups will benefit from  the  State Government’s empowerment  schemes.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Rumuepirikom Community Development Committee, Elder Kingsley Owabie, who lauded the governor for being a worthy ambassador of the community, assured the governor  that his kinsmen will always support  him at all times.

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