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Nyesom Wike.

Full Name: Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike
Date of Birth:  13 December 1967.
Marriage status:
 Eberechi Suzzette Wike
Alma mater: Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
 Politician and Lawyer.
: Serving as the 6th Governor of Rivers State.
Political party:  People’s Democratic Party.
Twitter: @GovWike

Nyesom Wike is a famous lawyer and a politician in Nigerian. He is the sixth governor of the State and has held the post since the 2015 general elections in the country.

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was born on December 13th, 1963, Rumuepirikom, Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria. He is the son of Reverend Nlemanya Wike.

Educational background.

Having been brought up in Rivers State, he attended Government Secondary School Eneka in Obiakpor, Rivers State, where he sat for his O’level exams. After graduating, he proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT), where he obtained a degree in Law. He joined Nigeria Law School and completed his studies in 1997. He also holds a Masters degree in Political and Administrative Studies from the same university.

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Career and Politics

Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike worked briefly in the private legal practice before he ventured into politics. He was elected as the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) for two terms from 1999 to 2007. He distinguished himself as one of the best performing chairpersons of the council.

While he was in office, Ezebunwo served as Deputy President, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in 2004 and was later elected the President of ALGON. He was also an African representative in the Commonwealth Local Governments Forum.

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When he finished his tenure as LGA’s Executive chairman, he got appointed as the Chief of staff at the Government House in Port Harcourt. He was also assigned as the general manager of the campaign team during Governor Amaechi’s re-election campaign.

On July 14th, 2011, he was appointed Minister of Rivers State for Education, and later as Minister of Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after Mrs Riqqayatu was sacked. However, he resigned voluntarily to vie for Governorship of Rivers State on the People’s Democratic Party’s ticket. On December 8th, 2014, he won the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial election primaries and subsequently won the general elections in April the following year. On April 3rd, 2019, he was re-elected as the Governor of Rivers State in the 2019 general elections.

2019 Gubernatorial Re-election

INEC declared Nyesom Wike winner of Rivers State governorship polls on Wednesday, 3 April 2019, after suspending the process for some days. Wike took his oath of office on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt as he commences his second term. In his address, he promised to put Rivers state first.

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In may 2022 he contested for the people democratic party presidential ticket but lost to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, He also support SIm Fubara to emeege as the PDP governorship candidate in Rivers state.


Wike has a beautiful wife and three children. Nyesom Wike wife is called Eberechi Wike, and the children are Jordan, Joaquin, and Jazmyne.

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