Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said God personally intervened in the electoral turbulence to give the state a desired victory.
A statement by the governor’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, said he spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt during a solidarity and thanksgiving service by the Anglican Bishops of the Province of Niger Delta.
Wike said he saw the mighty working hand of God during the elections.
He said: “We give God the glory for what has happened. During the turbulence, the Church prayed and God heard. God came down and intervened on our behalf. Our thanksgiving to God will never be enough. But for the intervention of God, there is nothing anyone would have done.
“All the conspiracies and gang-ups were heavy, but God showed his presence. When you have challenges, then you know there is God.”
The governor urged the clergy to pray for God to give him the wisdom to appoint officials who will be committed to the development of Rivers State in his second term.
“I need your prayers for God to bring to me the right people who will work with me; people who will work with me for the good of our state. People do all manner of things these days to manipulate the system. We need God’s guidance for people who will be sincere to work for the state,” he added.
Archbishop of the Anglican Province of the Niger Delta Rev. Tunde Adeleye said they were in the Government House to thank God for giving Wike victory following their prayers.
According to him, God intervened in the face of the several plots against Wike because the governor works for the growth of Christianity.
He said: “We prayed intensely because God revealed to us the battle ahead. You fought, but the Lord was on your side and you were on the side of God, and the battle was won.”
The cleric said the Church was concerned because “Wike has always identified with it, by professing Christianity at every point”.
He urged Wike to remain vigilant as he receives goodwill messages, and prayed God to give him the spirit to know the right direction to lead the state.
Wike on Wednesday inspected ongoing projects in Port and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
He inspected the ongoing construction of Rumuepirikom Internal Roads, where he directed the contractors to intensify work.
The governor inspected the progress of work on Birabi Street, which is the route to the Headquarters of the Salvation Ministry. He also monitored the level of work at the judges’ quarters where the contractors are putting finishing touches to the 20 duplexes.
The governor was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo, Head of Service Rufus Godwins, Attorney-General Zaccheus Adangor, Commissioner for Finance Isaac Kamalu, project contractors and officials of the Ministry of Works.