Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says all those who engaged in clandestine activities to pull down his administration have experienced utter disappointment.
The governor said the recent crises within the Peoples Democratic Party were stirred by people who, in secret meetings, plotted to bring him down.
The governor said no one of such persons had achieved their plots.
Wike stated these at a thanksgiving service organised to celebrate the appointment of Justice Simeon Amadi as the Chief Judge of Rivers State, at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Elibrada Parish, in Emohua Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
The governor, according to a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt, stated that nobody could tamper with whom God had ordained.
He added that but for God, he would not have become the governor of the state.
He said, “Recently, you heard there were some crises in the Peoples Democratic Party. Everybody who was involved, that plotted everything for my downfall – all are out.
“Everyone, that slept, that went to a meeting, planning how they’re going to bring me down, not one survived.”
The governor also alluded that similar plot was contrived when the former Chief Judge the of the state, Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra, was to be appointed.
He wondered why somebody would render services in the interest of Rivers State and when it was time for appointment, people would start to conspire and even try plotting against his government.
Wike said, “When your predecessor, (Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra) was appointed, you have said here that people came to you to say she’s not from Rivers State. Such people are enemies of the state.
“That is why this country cannot move forward. Somebody who has put his or her life serving the state all through all of her career, making sure that the state moves forward, and at the time of benefits, you now say the person is not from your state.
“But all the services rendered was for the interest of your state. I said, well, what will be will be. I do know that it is God that made me to become governor.
“Nobody will survive to plot the downfall of my government. Nobody will survive it.”
The governor explained that when Justice Iche Ndu retired as the Chief Judge of the state, the judiciary was plunged into crisis, resulting in the shutting down of the courts for some years.
He said even when the state did not have a substantive chief judge, billions of naira were signed off steadily in the state judiciary.
According to him, reports of the committee that was set up by the Judicial Service Commission indicted some principal judicial staff, some of whom were eventually promised to be shielded by somebody who had hoped to become a chief judge.
In his speech, Justice Simeon Amadi acknowledged that only God deserved all the thanks for his benevolence over his life.
In his sermon, Archbishop of the Province of Niger Delta and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ikwerre, Most Rev. Blessing Enyindah, said it was only God who could raise any person from obscurity to prominence.