By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT-HARCOURT â€”Â Â RIVERS State govern-ment has urged former governor, Celestine Omehia and other members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), opposed to the emergence of Chuibike Rotimi Amaechi as governor of the state, to drop their bitterness and partner with his government to develop the state.
In separate comments, Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike; Commis-sioner for Information, Mrs Ibim Seminetari; Chairman, Emohua Local Government Council, Mr. Emeka Woke and his Obio/Akpor council counterpart, Mr. Timothy Nsirim, said it was time to unite with the sole of aim of achieving the common good of the state.
The Chief of Staff, who also responded to the outcome of the ruling of the Supreme Court on a suit filed by Omehia urging the court to reverse itself on its verdict, enjoined the former governorÂ to come back home to work with his cousin, Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The Supreme Court sacked Omehia from office, paving way for Governor Amaechi to assume office as governor of the state.
â€œThe ruling has buried, for now, the ambition of Sir Omehia to be governor. Maybe in 2011 he may want to contest. Nobody would stop him, but it is not for him to take over from Amaechi today,â€ said Wike.
Commissioner for Informa-tion, Mrs. Ibim Seminetari, said time had come for all to join forces to move the state forward, saying the political rancor was not necessary.
Chairman of Obio/Akpor council spoke along the same line, saying since the governor was performing, it was only natural for people to join hands with him to make the state a better place.
On his part, the Chairman, Emohua council, Emeka Woke, said it was God that made Amaechi governor and urged everybody to accept the verdict of the Almighty.
He spoke glowingly about the achievements of the administration in the last two years.