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Gov Wike declares January 27 as annual public holiday to mark political survival

03 February 2016, 17:21

Port Harcourt - Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared January 27 of every year a public holiday in the state to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court, reports Vanguard.

The apex court had on January 27, 2016 validated Wike’s election.

Wike, who made the announcement while addressing thousands of civil servants at the State Civil Service Secretariat in Port Harcourt, said public holiday will mark the survival of the state from the forces of political conspiracy who attempted to subvert the mandate of the people.

He reiterated his warning to those planning to rig the rerun elections in Rivers state, saying that they will be treated as armed robbers by the people.

He urged the civil servants and other Rivers people to ensure they vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the re-run elections to promote harmony in governance and sustain the development agenda of the state government.

Read more at Vanguard.

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