Reactions trailed Wike’s dissolution of cabinet members


There was a gale of confusion in the early hours of Tuesday as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a frontline presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections dissolved his cabinet with effect from May 24, 2022.

The dissolution of the State Executive Council (Exco) came a few days before the governorship and presidential primaries of the PDP.

In a statement signed and issued by Governor Wike’s Special Assistant on media, Kelvin Ebri, on Tuesday morning, the dissolution also affected the Chief of Staff to the governor, Chief Emeka Woke and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol).

“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike, commends the members of the Rivers State Executive Council for their services and contributions to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours”, the statement said.

Governor Wike, however, instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council affected by the dissolution to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.

It would be recalled that in November last year, Governor Wike, announced the establishment of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff at Government House in Port Harcourt and that of Special Adviser on Aviation matters.

It was gathered that the new Deputy Chief of staff would be in charge of Logistics, Governor’s Correspondences, and Legal Matters.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the State Governor, Ebiri who said the decision was “to ensure activities are functioning efficiently and effectively, the Governor of Rivers State has announced the creation of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt. He will be in charge of the Logistics, Correspondence with the Governor and Legal Matters…

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