I’ll Leave Legacies Of Peace, Development, Not Oppression In Rivers State – Gov Fubara

....Says massive Ikwerre Support has proved agents of ethnic propaganda wrong


Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has declared that his administration will not oppress anyone but bequeath an enduring legacy of peace and development in Rivers State.

Governor Fubara made the declaration while addressing a delegation of Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality from the four Ikwerre speaking LGAS of Emohua, Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt and Ikwerre who paid him a solidarity visit at Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday.


The Governor expressed deep appreciation over the massive support given to his administration by the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality, stating that it has proven agents of ethnic propaganda wrong, and urged the people to always stand for what is right, while assuring that his administration will partner with the people of Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality to develop Rivers State.

As a man peace and proper upbringing, with a deep sense of responsibility, Gov Fubara said he will continue to make the people of Rivers State proud without yielding to destructive forces.

The governor promised to assist in building a befitting secretariat for the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization, and donated the sum of N100m for the running of the apex Ikwerre Social Cultural Organization as well as made donation of a Prado Jeep to the President of the body, HRM, Godspower Onuekwa as well as a Prado Jeep and Toyota Hilux to Eze Chike Worlu Wodo, Eze Apara who is also the Chairman of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council.

“I want to assure you that not minding what is happening I will not throw caution to the winds. I will continue to appreciate that support that you gave to me through somebody. It doesn’t matter whether the person accepts it or not, but that alone is what makes me exercise restraint each time it gets to that point that I wanted to act”

“The restraint is because I was a well bred person. My story is clean, I wasn’t disowned. I served people and I have genuine records of everything. So, I tell you, with all boldness and strength that I’m well bred and for that reason I have respect. So, let me say that I will continue to respect and appreciate, I will not take your love for granted.”

“I just want to appeal to everyone to always stand for what is right. It doesn’t matter whether one million is on the other side. If you are the only one standing on the right side, be firm and you won’t get tired. But those on the wrong side, definitely will be exhausted.”

Earlier in his address, foremost statesman and Ikwerre leader, Senator John Mbata had stated that the people of Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality were in Government House, Port Harcourt to pledge their solidarity and support to the administration of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

He said the people of Ikwerre have deep admiration for the character and personality of the Rivers State Governor who has shown much passion and commitment for the enthronement of peace and development of Rivers State, stating that the prayer of the people is for the Governor to overcome all his challenges.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Worlu Wobo, said the people of Ikwerre were in total support of administration of Governor Fubara who he described as a man of peaceful disposition, and were on the solidarity visit to encourage him to carry on the task of governance without distraction.

He commended the Governor for his development strides in the state and assured of the total support and contributions of the people of Ikwerre to the success of his administration.

On his part, the President General of the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization, Eze Barr. Godspower Onuekwa said the people of Ikwerre were happy on Sir Siminalayi Fubara’s emergence as Governor of Rivers State and his victory at the Supreme Court.

He said the massive turn out of Ikwerre people for the solidarity visit is a weight of evidence of the overwhelming support of the people to Gov. Fubara’s administration, adding that the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization worldwide will continue to throw their weight behind the Governor.

Eze Onuekwa further applauded Governor Siminalayi Fubara for his purposeful and peaceful leadership which has led to tremendous development citing the ongoing Port Harcourt dual carriage ring road, the Elele-Umudioga-Egbeda-Ubimini-Ikiri-Omoku road, the Trans-Kalabari road as well as the appointment of the illustrious sons of the ethnic nationality into his administration.

He condemned the call by some self-serving individuals for a state of emergency, describing Rivers State as peaceful and further solicited the assistance of the governor in completing the Secretariat of Ogbakor Ikwerre, financial and vehicles to support in running the affairs of the organization.

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