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See politics as sport, Wike tells politicians

Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has called  on Nigerian politicians  to  see politics as sport and not war that should  be fought with desperation.

The governor said that politics must be viewed  as sport where there must be victors and losers, while the participants  exchange  pleasantries  waiting for the  next contest.

The governor spoke yesterday, when he hosted his kinsmen  from Rumuepirikom Kingdom  in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state to a Sallah lunch at Government House, Port Harcourt.

He said: “Politics is not war. I advise politicians to see politics  as sport where  there  is always a winner and a loser.  That way,  we will not have major conflicts in the community.

“When you  contest an election  and someone else  wins, felicitate with that person  hoping that tomorrow  will be another opportunity when you will have your day.”

He urged members of Rumuepirikom  community  to continue  to  thank God because  the aspirations of the kingdom  have come to fruition with his emergence as the governor  of the state.

“Our forefathers, wherever they are, will be happy that this kingdom  is now known nationally  and  internationally.  Therefore, we have every reason to be united for the good of  our people,” he added.

The governor  assured that he will be a compassionate  leader to all the  people of  the  state as his commitment remains Rivers first at all times.

He charged the indigenes of Rumuepirikom  Kingdom  to always promote brotherly love and unity  among themselves, stressing  that different groups will benefit from  the  state government’s empowerment  schemes.



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