Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has reiterated that his victory was for all Rivers people and was the commencement of a new beginning for the state.
Speaking during a family thanksgiving at the Salvation Ministry Headquarters in Port Harcourt on Palm Sunday, Governor Wike said despite the political turmoil, nobody lost during the elections.
He said: “Nobody has won and nobody has lost the elections. But, Rivers state has won. I forgive anyone that has wronged me and I also ask for forgiveness from those that I have wronged.”
The governor maintained that he was in church to give thanks to God for His faithfulness in the face of fierce political battles during the general elections, adding that “we have come here to give God thanks because He is so faithful to us. We have come to thank God for the fight He fought on our behalf.
“It is only God who can fight for us. We have no power of our own to fight.” He thanked the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministry, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, for his spiritual support during the long drawn political battle.
Governor Wike said even when he faltered in faith, he was strengthened by the cleric with his confidence restored, disclosing that with what transpired during the long drawn political battle, it was obvious that truly Rivers was a Christian state.
Speaking at the Thanksgiving Service, the Senior Pastor of Salvation Ministry, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, prayed God to accept the governor’s thanksgiving and bless him.
He said by the special thanksgiving, God would perfect everything that concerned Governor Wike and his family, decreeing God’s wisdom on Governor Wike and that God would grant him the enablement to lead the state in the right direction.
While praying for God’s blessing on the governor, Pastor Ibiyeomie said anyone planning evil against the governor would fall prey to his/her evil machinations.