Sunday, 1 October 2017

Independence Anniversar: Governor Wike explains why Nigeria is not progressing




Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike during the 57th Independence Celebration on Sunday at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt.

As part of the 57th Independence Celebration, Governor Wike also paid the fines for 19 convicts to regain their freedom, commuted 32 death sentences to life imprisonment, approved unconditional release of 32 convicts from prison and granted free pardon to three convicts. In an independence day address at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said Nigerians must unite behind the national flag, setting aside the narrative of division, violence and hate and replace them with the narrative of peace and unity . He said: “After nearly 18 unbroken years of democracy and despite positive assertions to the contrary, our democracy keeps floundering under the watch of the Federal Government just as the vast majority of Nigerians are alienated from the State and estranged from the development process and denied the dividends of democracy. 

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/independence-anniversar-governor-wike-explains-nigeria-not-progressing/

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