Anglican Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Michael Fape has lauded Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, for standing up for Nigerians by resisting injustice and political wickedness.
The cleric also praised Governor Wike for working for the development of Rivers State through the execution of pro-people projects.
He spoke during the 5th Synod Thanksgiving Service of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Diocese of Ogoni, at St John’s Anglican Church, Kpor, Gokana, on Sunday.
He said: “We want to thank Governor Wike for being an active and right thinking politician who puts the interest of his people above his personal interest. I am not saying that he is an angel, but when it comes to resisting wickedness, resisting deceit, resisting injustice, without Wike in this country today, we would have been in trouble.
“They call him Mr Projects. So my brothers, thank His Excellency when you get back to him, God will bless him.”
He said that the activities of Governor Wike had ensured the survival of opposition in Nigeria, and should be encouraged to do more.
Responding, Governor Wike, represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Chukwuemeka Woke, called on the Church to envision correctly the political scenario that would benefit the people in 2019.
He said that leaders should emerge on the basis of their performance and to the extent, that they kept their promises to the people.