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  • Date Created May 27, 1967
  • Capital Port-Harcourt
  • Governor Nyesom wike
  • Land Area 11,077 sq km (4,277 sq mi)
  • Population 5,198,716
  • GDP $21.07 billion

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike
  • NameNyesom Wike
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2015
  • Date of Birth13 December, 1963
  • Political partyPeoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Nyesom Wike was born December 13, 1963 in Ikwerre from Rumuepririkom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology. The River State governorship election tribunal nullified the election of Wike on October 24, 2015. The election tribunal ordered governorship election rerun in Rivers State within 90 days immediately after the day of judgment generating uproar within the country as to alleged partisanship and corruption within the judiciary. INEC declared Nyesom Wike winner of Rivers State governorship polls on Wednesday, 3 April 2019, after suspending the process for some days