Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State on Thursday met with his predecessor in office and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.
It was gathered the two leaders met and exchanged pleasantries in Port Harcourt, the State capital at the rededication service of the 2023/2024 Legal Year. The event was held at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Hospital Road in the state capital.
It was the first time both politicians would be meeting in public since the political crisis in the state.
Speaking at the event, Fubara pledged his loyalty to his predecessor, maintaining he (Wike) remains his principal.
He described the recent political crisis in the state as a thing of the past, calling again for peace in the oil-rich state. Fubara noted that Rivers State can if the actors and their supporters are peaceful.
“My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody,” the governor said.
He said that although it has been a trying time for the state, the current phase of political misunderstanding will pass and the promises his administration made to the people will be delivered.
The governor also warned those pledging support for him to stop using abusive words on perceived opponents, saying that he did not authorise them to malign anybody.
According to him, in trying to attain development, the devil will always attack, but that what is most important is to “identify the devil and push it out”.
At the start of his speech, Governor Fubara jokingly appealed to the congregants to suspend the recognition of guests in order not to commit another impeachable offence.
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