The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to dethrone traditional leaders who dabble into politics.

Wike said this on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, while declaring open the 104th quarterly general meeting of the Council of Traditional Rulers in Rivers state.

The Governor added that traditional rulers are supposed to serve all their subjects.

He said “We have decided to weed out all the traditional rulers that are involved in active politics from the system in the interest of the state and the communities that they are meant to serve.”

Wike also assured them that the development stride of his administration will get to every Local Government in the state.

Adding that “No part of the state will be left behind in our quest to develop our state.”

Governor Nyesom Wike also alleged that there is a negative plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against people of Rivers state.

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This is following INEC’s inability to conduct rerun elections in the state, due to alleged violence.