I Am Winner In Rivers State Political Crisis – Governor Fubara Mocks Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has declared himself as the winner of the crisis rocking the state.

He said those behind the crisis wanted him out of office and since he is still in charge, he is the winner.

The governor has been embroiled in a political crisis with his predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

The situation led to the factionalisation of the state House of Assembly with members loyal to Wike filing impeachment notices against the governor.

The lawmakers later defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress with members loyal to Fubara declaring their seats vacant.

President Bola Tinubu later intervened in the matter leading to the withdrawal of the impeachment noticeagainst the governor among other resolutions.

But speaking at the crossover church service at St Paul’s Archdeaconry Parish in Opobo Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area, the governor said he won the battle since he remains the governor.

He stated that those fighting his administration want to dampen the spirit of Rivers people and forcefully truncate the pace of development, they have failed in their mission.

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday by the governor’s media aide, Boniface Onyedi.

The statement quoted the governor as saying, “What they want is this red biro, but it is still with me. We are the winners because we are still signing with the red biro.

“As long as we are signing with the red biro, development will continue in Rivers State.”

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Fubara emphasised that nothing would stop his administration from getting to its destination because its foundation is laid solidly in God who alone will give the grace to complete the process of building.

The governor, who said that there is already a designed development agenda and level of progress determined for Rivers State in 2024, stressed that he will not relent in working for the good of the state.

He thanked President Bola Tinubu for the role he played when he intervened to assist in the process of restoring peace in the state.

“Like I keep saying, it takes a responsible man to be a father. He acted like a father. On our part, we will continue to give him all the necessary support because if he does not succeed in Rivers State, he will not succeed as a President.

“So, as a state, we will continue to give him every support. We are not pretenders. Our support is genuine and it is to uplift his programmes. Our sacrifices are part of the support,” he said.

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