Wike’s Kinsmen Declare Support For Fubara Amid Rivers Crisis


Some kinsmen from Ikwerre, the ethnic nationality of FCT minister Nyesom Wike, have declared their support for the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the governor on Monday, President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Worldwide, Eze Barrister Godspower Onuekwa, said they have had their turn governing the state, adding that his people would support Fubara in ensuring peace and stability of the state.

While commending the governor for the numerous development projects being executed across the state, including those in Ikwerre, Onuekwa pledged the support of the good people of Ikwerre ethnic nationality to the administration.

On his part, the chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Chike Worlu Wodo, said the stakeholders of Ikwerre ethnic nationality visited to encourage Fubara, who according to them has shown sufficient capacity in governing the state.

Wodo urged Fubara not to be distracted but remain focused and steer the affairs of the state fearlessly.

Also speaking, Senator John Azuta Mbata said Ikwerre people had governed the State for 16 years with support given to them by other ethnic groups

He explained that they cannot, therefore, refuse to support others to peacefully steer the affairs of the state.

Azuta assured that all relevant leaders of Ikwerre ethnic nationality were present to pledge their support to Fubara against his detractors and ensure that the administration succeeds.

Responding, Fubara appreciated the traditional rulers and stakeholders for their support.

“I want to also say this; Fubara is not an ungrateful person. If I were a bad person… you can’t hide character that is bad more than one week, two weeks, one month, one year, two years, eight years, even more than eight years. For 16 years, if I was a bad person, everybody would have known.

The governor stated that his administration will continue to prioritize the development of Rivers State against all odds.

Among those who visited Fubara were the leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers, Ikwerre women, opinion and youth leaders.

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