Rivers Deputy Speaker Ehie Ogerenye Edison has claimed a woman who had difficulty giving birth and prepared for a cesarean section was immediately delivered of a baby at the mention of Governor Nyesom Wike’s name.
Mr Edison made this claim while speaking on Wednesday when Mr Wike visited his constituency Ahoada.
“As at yesterday night, there was a lady on (in) labour. The lady tried, (but) she couldn’t put to bed. They had already prepared the theatre for her to be operated on this morning,” Mr Edison stated.
The deputy speaker said the pregnant woman heard that the governor was visiting Ahoada as nurses discussed. She was delivered of a baby boy after praying in the name of Mr Wike.
“At the hearing of your name, the woman shouted: ‘the God of Nyesom Wike, let me deliver safely’. The God of Nyesom Wike, let me deliver safely’,” stated Mr Edison.
He added, “Your excellency, three times the woman mentioned your name and she delivered a bouncing baby boy. Praise ye the Lord! Your excellency, that was your name. They came this morning and said they want to name the boy in your name. I said no, don’t do that until I hear a confirmation from your excellency.”