Governor Fubara | File Photo
‘My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody’
By James Gabriel
Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, may have resolved their differences, with the governor describing the minister as “my princepal” in Port Harcourt on Thursday 9, 2023.
The governor spoke at the rededication service of the 2023/2024 Legal Year of the Rivers State Judiciary that was equally attended by Wike at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Hospital Road in the state capital.
Fubara described the recent political crisis in the state as a thing of the past, while calling for peace in the oil-rich state.
Though he did not disclose how they resolved the rift, the governor just said, “My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody.”
Fubara, according to Channelstv, said that although it had been a trying time for the state, the current phase of political misunderstanding would pass, he however assured that the promises his administration made to the people would be delivered.
The governor also warned those pledging support for him to stop using abusive words on perceived opponents, saying that he did not authorise them to malign anybody.
“In trying to attain development, the devil will always attack, but what is most important is to identify the devil and push it out,” Fubara said.
But the governor was silent on the new political arrangement in the state.
It was the first time the two politicians who were the major characters in the recent political fight would be meeting each other in public in the state.