The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has reaffirmed his allegiance to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, despite the recent political upheaval that shook the state.
The political turmoil that gripped Rivers State from October 29 to 30, 2023, saw Nyesom Wike, through the House of Assembly, making an attempt to impeach Governor Fubara on allegations of failing to meet certain demands.
However, Governor Fubara used the occasion to bury the hatchet and called on Rivers’ citizens to put aside the discomfort caused by the recent political tensions.
Addressing the congregation, Governor Fubara said, “My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody,” the governor said. We have a mission to provide development for you. We also understand that challenges will always arise, but it’s crucial for us to recognize them and overcome them together. I want to express my gratitude for your support and emphasize the need for peace. Everyone should relax and understand that peace is essential for progress in the state, and it can only thrive in an atmosphere of tranquility.”
Governor Fubara extended his appreciation to the people of Rivers State for their unwavering support and encouraged them to continue backing his government to ensure its success. He acknowledged that obstacles may surface, but unity and cooperation are vital to achieving the shared goal of continued peace and development in the state.
The governor’s statement signifies a significant step toward reconciliation and the restoration of political stability in Rivers State, as it underscores his dedication to working collaboratively with Minister Nyesom Wike and other stakeholders for the betterment of the state and its citizens.