The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dissolved the State Executive Council.
The state government announced that the dissolution took effect from Tuesday, May 24.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, the Chief of Staff to the Governor and the Senior Special Assistants have also been relieved of their offices.
The governor commended the members of Rivers State Executive Council for “their service and contribution to the development of the state” and “wished them the best in all their future endeavours.”
He also directed the former cabinet members to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective offices.
Wike’s decision may not be unconnected with his 2023 presidential ambition which is reportedly taking toll on the resources of the state.
Wike is one of the most travelled presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, who has been touring the country to meet the delegates and convince them to cast their votes for him.