By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State people have been told to ignore rumours in some quarters that the governor-elect, Mr Nyesom Wike, would not be sworn in on May 29.
Chairman of Wike’s inauguration committee, Chief Austin Opara, who spoke in Port Harcourt, said the party had lined up a long list of programme for the swearing-in exercise, adding that it would be preceded by a church service in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Opara, who is a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, added that the swearing-in ceremony will hold at the Liberation Stadium on May 29 after which Wike will proceed to Government House, Port Harcourt, to inspect a guard of honour to be mounted by security operatives.
He added that there will be proclamation of the 8th House of Assembly on June 1 by Wike, assuring that the exercise will take place in the Chambers of the state House of Assembly complex on Moscow Road.
Opara recalled attempts by political opponents of the governor-elect to abort the swearing-in exercise, stressing that their effort had failed.
According to him they made attempt to secure an injunction at a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State, to stop the inauguration but their application was thrown out by the judge.