Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the March 19 rerun legislative elections in the state served as a referendum on the performance of his administration.
He said the people of the state resoundingly approved his proactive efforts to improve their lives through quality developmental projects and programmes by voting candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Addressing the 103rd quarterly meeting of the state Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike said: “The March 19 elections were a referendum on our administration. It was a resounding approval of the good works we have done.”
He stated that his administration has demonstrated commitment to the development of the state through the judicious application of resources.
The governor urged the traditional rulers to cooperate with law enforcement agents and the state government to uproot cultists and criminal elements from their communities.
He assured the traditional rulers that he would continue to liaise with them in the process of governance to get their inputs for the development of the state.
“We will continue to hold traditional rulers in high esteem as custodians of customs and traditions,” he added.
In his remarks, the chairman of the council and Amanyanabo of Opobo, King Dandeson Jaja, Jeki V, commended the governor for reviving consultation with traditional rulers.
He called on the governor to continue to consolidate on the gains of security measures taken while improving on the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.
The meeting attracted traditional rulers from the 23 local government areas of the state.