‘I won’t govern on my knees, they want to destroy Rivers’ – Fubara

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has vowed never to govern the state from a position of submission, stressing that he won’t rule on his knees.

He decried what he termed ongoing efforts to destroy the soul of the state.

He spoke amid the ongoing cold war with his immediate predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike over the control of the state.

However, the governor condemned the evil of politics and bitterness, stressing that it has a telling danger on the progress of the state.

Fubara spoke at the Ubima country home of a former governor of the state, Sir Celestine Omehia, in Ikwerre Local Government Area.

He had visited the former governor along with a group of some elders from the state to offer their condolences on the recent passing of his mother, Mrs Ezinne Cecilia Omehia.

According to Fubara: “I have come here with very few respected elders of the state, to come and support you and say to you that ‘we sorrow with you.

“The most important thing is to show our concern and love. Any human being who shows enmity to death, that person is not even normal.

“We also rejoice with you for a life lived well to fulfilment by Mama. We wish Mama a safe journey. Let her stay well where she has gone.

“I will not, I repeat, I will not govern our dear state on my knees. If that was the purpose, I will not do that. I will stand to govern our dear state and stand continually on the side of right.”