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Governor Fubara Warns Wike’s Loyalists In Rivers Not To Dare Him

Governor Fubara has warned Wike’s loyalists in Rivers State not to dare him.

 

NaijaOnPoint Nigeria reports that Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has warned the camp of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, not to see his honest decision to implement the presidential peace pact as a sign of weakness, vowing to shock them if they dare him.

This Nigeria news platform understands that Governor Fubara said he had been inundated with comments in the media about the implementation of the peace initiative and had chosen to be silent out of maturity and wisdom.

 

 

He said it was important to put the records straight for clarity, and explained that when President Bola Tinubu intervened in the political crisis that engulfed the state on October 30, 2023, the agreement was accepted as a political solution.

 

Fubara said he had since then commenced implementation of the agreement, solely because of his respect for President Tinubu, but noted that it appeared that other political actors had taken his humility and compliance as a sign of weakness.

 

Fubara stated this, yesterday when he received members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) from the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State on a solidarity rally at Government House Gate, in Port Harcourt.

The governor said: “Let me say it here for record purposes: What is happening here in our dear state is somebody who has respect for an elder.

“Mr President invited all the parties to Abuja and we came out with a resolution that we should go and implement. That resolution, I am implementing. It is not a constitutional implementation. It is a political solution to a problem.

 

“And I am doing it because of the respect I have for Mr President. But, let me say it here, if that action that I have accepted to take would be seen as a weakness, I will surprise them. I want this message to go to them.”

 

Fubara stated that he was mindful of the legacy he would bequeath after his tenure, adding: “It should also be about the lives that have been touched genuinely; about the policies implemented without any inducement to better the lives of the people and the society.”

 

The governor urged the people to continue to support his administration, show understanding over actions taken, and obey the rules in a peaceful manner.

 

He said the large number of NULGE members, who visited him, further confirmed the nature of the organic support his administration had continued to enjoy from the people of the state.

 

Earlier, Rivers State Chairman of the NULGE, Clifford Paul, told the governor that they organized the Thank-You Rally to show appreciation for his love for the workers.

 

Rivers State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Alex Agwanwor, said workers had resolved to stand with Fubara because he had demonstrated his love, put smile on their faces and advanced the welfare and growth of the state.

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