Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician and the Governor of Rivers state as of 2018, and in this post, I’ll detail the Nigerian politician Nyesom Wike net worth, his biography, profile, career as a politician of high reputation, and his birth date or date of birth.
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Ezenwo Nyesom Wike
CAREER: Lawyer & Politician
BIRTH DATE: 13th December, 1967
STYLE RATING: 0.7%
DISPLAY NAME: Nyesom Wike
NET WORTH: $50+ Million Dollars
ENDORSEMENT DEALS: None Yet
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Net Worth
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has an estimated net worth of over $50 million dollars. He’s a top Nigerian lawyer and as a politician who is highly placed, Nyesom Wike earns millions of naira from the political affairs of the country.
Currently (2018), he’s the governor of Rivers state, Nigeria, and one of the richest politicians and governors in the country. He’s a member of the People’s Democratic Party in Nigeria, and a core member of the party.
He’s known variously as Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, or Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike. The Nigerian politician was born on the 13th of December, 1967, in Obio Akpor, Rivers state, Nigeria, to his parents, Reverend and Mrs Nlemanya.
He acquired primary and secondary school education in Rivers state. After rounding off secondary school, Nyesom Wike applied to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology where he studied Law, and Political and Administrative Studies. After obtaining his degree in Law as well as in Political and Administrative Studies, he began his political career almost immediately.
Chief Nyesom Wike worked with private legal practice just before an appointment was brought to him. He was appointed the Executive Chairman of Obio Akpor local government area. Nyesom served two terms as the Executive Chairman of the LGA.
The first term from 1999 to 2002, and the second term from 2004 to 2007. In 2004, the noble Nigerian politician was appointed as the President of ALGON (Association of Local Governments of Nigeria).
Prior to being appointed the President, he was made the Deputy President of the ALGON. Nyesom Wike was also made to represent the nation of Africa as an Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Local Governments Forum member. On the 14th of July 2011, Chief Nyesom Wike was appointed the Minister of State for Education.
Eventually, Nyesom emerged the Acting Minister of State for Education after intense quarrying and sack of Mrs Riqqayatu. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike resigned the seat as the Acting Minister of State for Education before the end of his tenure because of his ambitions to run for the seat of the Rivers state governor. After stepping down from the seat of the Acting Minister of State for Education, Mrs Viola Onwuliri replaced him.
Meanwhile, during his time as a Minister, he was awarded due to his prominent works and contributions. He was awarded by the Nigerian Pilot Newspapers in 2011 as the Best Performing Minister, he was awarded the Policy Champion for Africa by ANCEFA (African Network Campaign for Education For All) due to his efforts in creating and enabling accessibility for the children in Nigeria.
Fortunately for the politician in 2014, he gained victory in the Rivers state PDP primary. He then chose Ipalibo Banigo to run for the seat of the deputy Governor who would surely become his deputy when he gains victory again as the Governor. Ipalibo Banigo was the Secretary of State Government, and is an active politician.
On the 8th of December 2014, Nyesom Wike got the unanimous vote of all the Delegates of People’s Democratic Party to become the most qualified 2015 governorship candidate. The delegates were from all 23 local government of Rivers State.
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike gained victory to become the Rivers State governor over Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the gubernatorial elections which was conducted on the 11th of April, 2015.
Controversy Over the April 2015 Gubernatorial Election
The Election Tribunal for Rivers State which sits in Abuja commenced the hearing on the 13th of May, 2015, of the gubernatorial election in Rivers State which declared Wike winner over Dakuku Peterside who consulted the Tribunal to nullify the election. Dr Dakuku Peterside stated that Nyesom Wike won the election after the workings of electoral misconducts which goes against the Electoral Act provisions.
Justice Zainab Bulkachawa, who is the President of the Court of Appeal, ordered that the Tribunal be held for security reasons in Abuja, lashing out the suggestion of Wike that the Tribunal be held in Port Harcourt after having opposed the Abuja case hearing.
On the 24th of October, 2014, the election of Nyesom Wike was nullified by the Rivers State Governorship election tribunal. A rerun of the election was ordered by the tribunal to be conducted 90 days after the tribunal judgement. Nyesom Wike appealed the tribunal order, and eventually, gained victory over all the impediments to become the Rivers State Governor.
Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is married to his only lovely wife, Eberechi Wike. They have three children and are living up above comfortable.
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