Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike
Office Dates: May 2015
Address: Government House, Rivers
Birth Date: 24th August 1967
Birth State: Rivers State
Political Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Spouse: Justice (Mrs.) Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike
State: Rivers State
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was born 24th August, 1967 to the family of Reverend and Mrs. Nlemanya Wike. He is a native of Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria.
He holds degrees in Political and Administrative Studies as well as Law. After a brief working period with private legal practice, Chief E.N. Wike was elected as the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area for two terms from 1999 to 2002 and 2004 to 2007. While in office, he served as Deputy President, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in 2004 and was later elected the President of ALGON. He also represented Africa as a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Local Governments Forum.
Between October 26, 2007 and May 28th 2011, Chief N.E. Wike served as the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt under the then Governor Amaechi’s tenure and was also appointed the Director-General of his re-election Campaign Organization.
On 14 July 2011 President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the Minister of Education State of Federal Republic of Nigeria. He voluntarily resigned to campaign as the Governor of Rivers State.
On 8 December 2014, he won the Rivers State People's Democratic Party gubernatorial election primaries and subsequently won the general elections in April 2015.