Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised leaders of the Port Harcourt Club 1928 to desist from politicizing the club.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Port Harcourt Club 1928 at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike said the current leadership of the club must preserve her core values.

He said the state belongs to everyone, hence there was no need to turn the club into a political association.

He said: "This state belongs to all of us. There is no need for anyone to bring politics into the affairs of the club.

"This club has always been here. It will soon celebrate her 90th Anniversary.  So, it must be sustained and handed  over to the forthcoming generation ", he said.

He charged the Port Harcourt Club 1928 to dispose off her refuse in line with extant  sanitation laws. He said the state government will  no longer tolerate poor sanitation practices.

Governor Wike urged the leadership of Port Harcourt Club 1928 to take  the club to the next level where it will be more relevant to the society.

Earlier, President of Port Harcourt Club 1928, Dr Diamond Tobin-West informed the governor that the club is celebrating her 90th Anniversary.

While seeking the support of the Rivers State Government for the successful celebration of the club's 90th Anniversary, Dr Tobin-West described Governor Wike as a man of character who has rapidly developed the state.

He said Port Harcourt Club is the pride of Rivers State, pointing out that the club has made ample progress in the last nine decades.

Tobin-West  said that the club has made landmark contributions in sports development, providing facilities for the training of over 50 percent of Rivers athletes.

Credit: Simeon Nwakaudu,

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