In the midst of the Rivers crisis, Governor Fubara asserts his victory and maintains his authority, mocking his opponents.


Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has proclaimed himself the victor amid the ongoing crisis in the state. The governor has been engaged in a persistent conflict with the faction led by his predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike. This discord resulted in the division of the state House of Assembly, with Wike’s loyalists initiating an impeachment notice against Governor Fubara.

In response, members who aligned with Fubara defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, declaring their seats vacant. The intervention of President Bola Tinubu played a role in resolving the crisis, leading to the withdrawal of the impeachment notice against the governor.

Addressing the congregation during a crossover church service at St Paul’s Archdeaconry Parish in Opobo Town, Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area, Governor Fubara affirmed his continued leadership. He stated that despite the attempts to oust him from office, he remains in control and, therefore, declares himself the winner.

In a statement released in Port Harcourt on Monday by the governor’s media aide, Boniface Onyedi, Fubara urged the people of the state not to be disheartened by the ongoing crisis, assuring them that development will persist under his leadership. He emphasized the symbolic significance of the red biro, indicating that as long as he continues to sign with it, progress will continue in Rivers State.

Governor Fubara expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his fatherly intervention, vowing to provide unwavering support to ensure the success of the president’s programs in Rivers State. He emphasized the sincerity of the state’s support, considering it essential for both the state and the president’s success.

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