Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has appealed to the United Nations and other world bodies to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari, to conduct a free and fair elections in 2023.
Wike urged the United Nations agencies in particular to continue to advocate for a free, fair and transparent electoral process in Nigeria.
Wike stated this during a Working visit by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Wike spoke during the visit through his Deputy, Ipalibo Harry-Banigo.
He said Rivers State believes that strengthening democratic Institutions was the way to go.
â€œIn all our activities, we always operate democratically. In the last two Local Government elections, we have had, we had inclusiveness of women not only as Vice Chairmen, but also councillors.
â€œWe believe strongly that we have to support democratic institutions in Nigeria, and demonstrate it here in Rivers State, where we have the opportunity to do it, and also to develop strong institutions in education, health, infrastructure and in human capital development.â€