Political strength without state, people’s support amounts to nothing, Fubara tells foes

The festering crisis in Rivers State seems to have no end in sight, as Governor Siminalayi Fubara, yesterday, reminded his political foes that whatever political powers they claim to have without the support of the people and the state where they come from amounts to nothing.

Gov. Siminalayi Fubara. Photo:Twitter

The festering crisis in Rivers State seems to have no end in sight, as Governor Siminalayi Fubara, yesterday, reminded his political foes that whatever political powers they claim to have without the support of the people and the state where they come from amounts to nothing.

Fubara stated this when the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Rivers State Chapter, led by its Chairman, Sensei Solsuema Osaro, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor pointed out that no person, who truly loves Rivers State, whether embittered or not, will gladly want to burn down the state to achieve personal or political agenda.

He said: “Whatever political strength anybody claims to have amounts to nothing without the state and its people.”

Recall that the governor and his estranged godfather, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has been on a political rift since October last year.

Addressing the IPAC team, Fubara assured that the right climate will be created for all political parties to operate so that they can engage with the government and offer credible opposition.

The governor emphasised that it was the best thing to do, especially as the opposition political parties have acknowledged that elections are over, and are resolved to offer the effective support required to advance good governance in the state.

Fubara, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, insisted that an egalitarian society will be engendered so that people can feel free to voice their opinions without intimidation, because, according to him, those criticisms will contribute to having a more focused implementation of policies that serve the general good of the state.

The governor added: “So, we are happy to identify with you. We assure you; even when you leave here, criticise me, I don’t have a problem with that. It is meant to spur me to do well. We will continue to give you the freedom. We will not cage anybody. We will not revoke your property.

“You can also take my message to your National Secretariat; we will continue to stand on the right path. We will support them because we can see that they are also doing what is right. Anytime they need our support, let them feel free to ask for it.

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