Wike Advocates Continuous Support from Churches for Politicians After Office


Former Rivers State governor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, emphasized the importance of churches maintaining connections with politicians even after they conclude their terms in office.

Speaking at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Port Harcourt during the birthday celebration of House of Representatives Minority Leader Kingsley Ogundu Chinda, Wike urged the clergy to uphold their teachings by continuously supporting and praying for the political class.

Meanwhile, Wike emphasized that churches should not withdraw their assistance once politicians leave office.

He stressed the importance of practicing what one preaches and urged religious leaders to remain steadfast in their support, regardless of changing circumstances.

“The church should also remain steadfast, the church should also not abandon people when they’re no longer in office. When most of us were in office, there was no church we weren’t contributing to. But immediately we left office, it was a different story.

Addressing the gathering, Speaker of the House Tajudeen Abass commended Chinda’s notable contributions to the lower chamber, characterizing him as one of the National Assembly’s finest representatives.

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“Hon Kingsley Chinda remains one of the best products in the National Assembly and ever since he stepped into the NASS he has been giving Rivers state very good representation,” the Speaker said.

However,in attendance at the event where the Speaker of the House of Assembly Martin Amaewhule, former Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Desmond Akawor, former Nigerian Bar Association President Joe Okocha, and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman South South Victor Giadom, among others.

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