Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, formally recognised Celestine Omehia as a former governor of the state. Omehia, who was inaugurated as the governor of the state on May 29, 2007, was replaced by Mr. Rotimi Amaechi on October 25, 2007 through a verdict of the Supreme Court. Omehia was not recognised as a former governor of the state by the immediate past administration.
He also returned Omehia’s official portrait to where the photographs of other past chief executives of the state were placed at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Wike explained that the decision was taken because Omehia worked as governor of the state between May 29, 2007 and October 25, 2007, adding that he took the decisions on behalf of the state.