Photo: Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, culled from the Tableshakers
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was elected as the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State for two terms between 1999 to 2007.
Interestingly, while serving as the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike also served as Deputy President, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in 2004 and was later elected the President of ALGON.
After serving his two term as the Chief Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Nyesom Wike was appointed as the Chief of Staff at the Rivers State Government House, Port-Harcourt.
Interestingly, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was appointed as the Minister of State for Education on July 14, 2011 under the administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He was later appointed by the same administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as the Acting Minister for Education.
Wonderfully, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike resigned his appointement as the Acting Minister for Education to, interestingly, vie for the Governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Rivers State in 2014. Favorably, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and, strategically, proceeded to win the Rivers State Governorship election in the 2015 General Elections.
Surely, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is being expected to bow out of the Rivers State Governors Office on May 29th, 2023 when another Governor will be sworn-in in the state.
Considerably, there are two political positions that Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike may, probably, occupy after serving his second term in Office of the Governor of Rivers State.
One, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is being expected to vie for the vice presidential ticket of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 General Elections.
It is important to recall that some political analysts are, already, projecting the presidential ticket of Rivers State Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Wasiri Tabbuwal. Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike can, surely, work on this and give it a test in the 2023 General Elections.
Secondly, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike may emulate some of his predecessors who have chosen to retire to the National Assembly after serving their two terms as Governors of their respective states.
If, at all, his projected vice-presidential aspiration fails, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike may resolve to pick the Senatorial ticket of Rivers East Senatorial District to represent the good people of the Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
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