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April 24, 2024

I’m still where you elected me to sit, Fubara tells Rivers community

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Gov. Fubara

…says state open to partnerships to enhance status of people

By Davies Iheamnachor, PORT HARCOURT

The Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has told the people of the state that he is still occupying the very seat he was elected to sit on.

Fubara, also said that he is willing to work with people of goodwill and progressive ideas for partnerships that would make life better for the people and ensure sustainable development of the State.

The Governor spoke while addressing a delegation of the leadership and members of Azuabie-Okujaku communities who were on a peaceful and solidarity walk to Government House in Port Harcourt, yesterday.

Fubara, who was represented by the Head of Rivers State Civil Service, Dr George Nwaeke, noted the people’s support that was largely organic in nature, adding that it was evident that they were taking back what rightly belonged to them by genuinely supporting the Government they all voted into power.

He said: “You are the people that voted him into power, and that is why you have the right also to say that these are the things you need. The Governor also recognises the contributions of your sons and daughters who have served the State in different ways. Your community is one of the greatest communities in the State because it has produced men that have contributed in no small measure to the growth of Rivers State.

“I want to beg of you, as you go home, let every person here be an ambassador, everybody in your community. Tell them that the Governor means well for his people. Tell your people that their Governor is still sitting in the place they elected him to sit, and taking the right decisions. We know there could be people who may be tempted with money to be Judas. But tell them to shun money. Tell them that what matters at this time is the people, and the Governor is people-centred.”

Fubara commended the community for working together to carry out self-projects, noting that other communities only destroy projects executed in their areas by the government.

Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of Azuabie-Okujaku communities, Elder Tamunotonkaye Adolphus, said they are ardent supporters of the Governor Fubara-led Administration, and are very impressed with his performance in office, accomplishments and peaceful disposition.

Adolphus explained that the people have fresh hope of Government intervention in their communities because they were neglected by the immediate past Administration, leaving their roads and public schools unattended to.