Politics Rivers: 7 Ex-Ministers Declare Support For Wike Against APC



Not fewer than seven former Ministers under the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) have declared their support for the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the face of what they described as “a political siege on Rivers State as masterminded by the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

They asked the governor to stand firm in his defence of democracy.

In a solidarity visit to Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday night, representatives of the minister under the aegis of Forum of Former Ministers lauded the governor for being a pillar of democracy and providing the right leadership for Rivers people.


The Representatives of the Forum of Former Ministers at the solidarity meeting include

1. former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Jigawa State Governor, Dr Sule Lamido;

2. former Minister of Education and former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau;

3. former Minister of Youth Development and former Adamawa State Governor, Mr Boni Haruna;

4. former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih;

5. former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro;

6. former Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada; and

7. former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Ambassador Musa Kazaure.

Chairman of the Forum of Former Ministers, Dr Sule Lamido, stated that the solidarity visit to Wike was aimed at encouraging him to remain steadfast and focused in his promotion of the tenets of democracy.

He said: “We are with you in your travails. We support you all the way. We know that you are under siege by anti-democratic forces.

“No matter the tyranny of the oppressor, the voice of the people must be heard. That was the case of Rivers State during the Rivers Rerun Elections.”