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Rivers Gov Fubara Fires Fresh Shots At Godfather Wike

Rivers State’s Governor Siminalayi Fubara has vowed to keep tormenting the camp of his estranged godfather, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Following his inauguration on May 29, Fubara fell out with his predecessor who is now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in a crisis that split the Rivers State house of Assembly and the citizenry.

Speaking at the ground breaking of automobile spare parts market in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, Fubara declared the purported list of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee members for the State, circulating on social media was fake.

He described the list, which has the names of some Wike’s loyalists, as the handiwork of cheap publicity seekers and agents of crisis.

The Governor said: “I know that a lot of you saw something flying in the social media, dailies. Let me brief you, we had a meeting, and we agreed that, not just in Rivers State, but in all the States affected, that the Executive Councils (of PDP) should be extended for three months.

“This extension is not meant to bring in new names. The extension also did not say that you are working without the authority of the Governor. So, for those lists that you saw and those ones altered, I can assure you that they are not going to stand.

“For record purposes, so that you will understand, we also agreed that there is going to be a NEC meeting on the 18th of this month (April) that should ratify that decision.

“So, what you are seeing is the handiwork of desperate people who like media publicity. In fact, empty drums make loudest noise. So, don’t bother about anything. Nothing is happening.”

The Governor said Rivers State remains a very important stake to protect, which is why his Administration chose the path of peace in order to engender progress.

He said of his opponents in Wike’s camp: “You can see how restless they have been since I made just one statement, yesterday. We will continue to make them restless.

“They won’t know where we are coming from. We will also continue to hit them hard the way we hit them, yesterday. So, those of you who were worried when you saw those lists that were flying, go and rest, nothing is happening.”

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