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Rivers crisis: Wike’s kinsmen declare support for governor Fubara

Wike’s kinsmen declare support for governor Fubara

The Ikwerre ethnic nationality has declared its unalloyed support for the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, amidst ongoing political tensions in the state. The declaration was made by the President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Worldwide, Eze Barrister Godspower Onuekwa, who led a delegation of stakeholders from the ethnic group on a courtesy visit to the Governor at Government House located in Port Harcourt.

Onuekwa emphasized that the Ikwerre people have had their turn governing the state and cannot afford to sit back and watch an unknown person destroy the peace that Governor Fubara has ensured. He commended the Governor for his numerous development projects across the state, including those in Ikwerre areas.

The Chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Chike Worlu Wodo, also endorsed Governor Fubara, urging him not to be distracted and to remain focused in steering the affairs of the state. Wodo assured the Governor of the support of Ikwerre stakeholders and urged him to be fearless in his leadership.

Senator John Azuta Mbata, who also spoke during the visit, highlighted the importance of inclusive politics and noted that Ikwerre people had governed the state for 16 years with the support of other ethnic groups. He assured that all relevant leaders from Ikwerre nationality were present to pledge their support to Governor Fubara against detractors and ensure his administration’s success.

In his response, Governor Fubara acknowledged the goodwill gestures he had received from stakeholders and reiterated that he is not an ungrateful person. He expressed gratitude to those who have supported him and assured that he will continue to work towards ensuring peace and development in the state.

The visit was attended by leaders from various sections of Ikwerre society, including paramount rulers, political leaders, leaders of thought, women, and youths. The gathering aimed to recommit the people of Ikwerre nationality to supporting the administration and ensuring its success.

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