Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has appointed 14,000 advisers for various political units in the state.
According to a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, the advisers will play a pivotal role in the administration.
“In addition to the 14,000 advisers, Governor Wike has also appointed 319 Ward Liaison Officers and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers,” Mr Ebiri said.
“The appointments are with immediate effect.”
It’s expected that Governor Wike would leave the office in May 2023, when his eight-year term ends.
Additionally, the governor brought to the attention of all political parties and their candidates in the State Executive Order 21, which was passed into law and forbids the use of public schools for demonstrations without prior approval from the State Commissioner of Education.
The current condition of safety and harmony, according to Wike, won’t be jeopardized.
He said it is important to remind political parties and their candidates of their legal obligation to support a supportive civic climate for peaceful campaigns and elections as the general election campaign for 2023 gets underway.
The governor emphasized the importance of conducting the next campaigns without using violence and instead doing it within the bounds of the law and with a strong sense of responsibility.