Rivers Crisis: Why I have not taken some decisive actions- Fubara

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has said his level of appreciation for his political benefactor has been the reason preventing him from taking certain actions.

The governor said this while reacting to those tagging him as an ungrateful politician in the wake of the crisis between him and a former governor of the state, now the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike.

Fubara made this statement at Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday when he hosted the stakeholders of Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality, including the leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers and others.

The Ikwerre Ethnic Group, made up of the four local government areas of Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor, Emoji and Ikwerre, is the ethnic group of Wike.

Governor Fubara promised the stakeholders that regardless of the political events in the state, he would not throw caution to the wind, but will continue to show respect to people for who they are.

This came amid the swearing-in of Barrister Emmanuel Frank-Fubara, who was screened and confirmed as a commissioner by the Victor Oko-Jumbo-led assembly on Monday.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House in Port Harcourt at about 5 pm.

Giving his charge after the oath-taking ceremony, Governor Fubara defended his recognition of the Oko-Jumbo-led assembly, insisting that it is the lawfully recognised legislative arm.

Governor Fubara, however, expressed his disappointment with the police for not doing enough to unravel the facts about the bomb explosion in Port Harcourt some weeks ago.

He said that the relevant authorities were silent because the suspects in the attack were not his supporters.

“I’ve not been hearing anything and I’m wondering, after how many weeks now, the Nigeria police are still not able to come out and make a statement about the attempt by someone – who I don’t know what his name is – tried to detonate dynamite in front of Hotel Presidential.

“I’m still wondering why it doesn’t happen. But if it’s maybe any other thing that has to do with us, they will say they should even charge the person for terrorism,” Fubara said

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