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Wike preaches political reconciliation at Christmas


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for reconciliation  amongst Rivers and Nigerian Political Leaders to move the state and country  forward. 

In a personal Christmas Message  during an interview with newsmen at the Government House, Port Harcourt on  the eve of Christmas, Governor Wike said that unity is needed for enhanced  development. 

The governor  noted that all Nigerians  should  take advantage of the spirit of the season to promote forgiveness, love and peace.

He said: "I use this opportunity to plead with those who may not have achieved what they wanted to get, to put aside all interests for the sake of Christmas, let us forgive each other and move the state forward.

"Let us move Rivers State forward, let us move Nigeria forward, that is my personal message this Christmas."

The governor added: "For all of us who are Christians, this is the period we have to reflect on what Christ means to us. Christ means love and unity.

"As a state, we should use this period to reflect and ponder on the  need for us to unite ourselves. We should work as a people who are saved by the birth of Jesus Christ.  

"To Nigeria  as a country, we should use this period to work as a country, to put our differences  aside and show love amongst ourselves. "

Governor Wike informed that the beautification of Port Harcourt  ahead of the Christmas  is aimed putting the people in the right frame of mind for the  celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. 


He said: "This is a period we should not continue  to  antagonise ourselves or destroy  ourselves  because  of  selfish  interests.  

"If Christ could be born for the salvation of all, it behoves on all of us to  make sacrifices in order to  unite the entire country  for the interest of  every person. Not just because a personal interest is not served, then the country should be destroyed"


The governor emphasised that: "Rivers as a Christian State loves to celebrate  Christmas  in a way that would  edify the  people. For us, we have to show that Christ is love.
Therefore, we have to beautify the streets of Port Harcourt  to promote Christ as our Saviour and our Emancipator. "