Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he has remained committed to his pledge of standing with the church at all times, defending and supporting the growth and expansion of its missionary activities.
He explained that this avowed position is borne out of the conviction that the church’s consistent and fervent prayers to God have helped his administration succeed.
Governor Wike spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls School (ACMGS) Road and Adjoining Roads in Elelenwo Town of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
The Rivers State governor stated that he has never run away from the church or refused to partner with it in administering the State and will never stop supporting the church.
“The church should always identify with those who had always worked with them from the beginning.
“Christianity is not only during an election. Christianity should be done from the onset, you have to show that you’re a Christian.”
Specifically, Governor Wike thanked the church for its ceaseless prayers for his administration. He also thanked them for supporting the emergence of the Rivers governor-elect, the deputy governor-elect, the National Assembly and State Assembly members elected during the 2023 general election.
“The church should understand those who believe in them, who trust them, who will work with them, not only when it comes to politics that people will now run to the church, no. That is why I’ve told the church to be careful of politicians who will want to use the church.”