Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara congratulated his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike, on his 56th birthday on Wednesday, amid political tension in the state.
The state governor referred to Wike as ‘my oga’ in a birthday post shared on Fubara’s X handle, and he also prayed for the Federal Capital Territory Minister.
He wrote, “I congratulate my oga, his excellency (Dr.) Barr. Nyesim Wike, CON, GSSRS, Life Bencher, immediate past Governor of Rivers State and minister of the Federal Capital Territory, on his 56th birthday today, December 13, 2023.
“Your excellency, my dear wife and I, and the good people of Rivers State join your family and friends to felicitate you on this day.
“We sincerely pray that your new age brings joy and good health.
“Once again, happy birthday and hearty congratulations.”
This comes amid political strife in the state, as Fubara delivered the 2024 Appropriation Bill to five members of the state House of Assembly.
A total of 27 House members recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
The 27 members loyal to Wike were absent from the meeting on Wednesday.