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Wike Gov threatens to sack traditional rulers in politics

Gov Wike has promised to weed out all traditional rulers found in partisan politics in Rivers State.

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to sack any traditional ruler found guilty of being actively involved in partisan politics.

Wike reportedly made this declaration on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in a quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers.

According to a report by Leadership Newspaper, the governor said that the state government will henceforth weed out traditional rulers, who are directly involved in partisan politics.

In his words: “A traditional ruler who is an active member of a political party will not function in line with  the expectations of all community residents.

“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 you are meant to serve,” he said.

The governor however promised to bless all local government areas and communities in the state with the development drive of his administration.

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