On Thursday, Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, vowed allegiance to his predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, insisting that Wike is still his principal.
This was announced by Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the rededication service for the 2023–2024 judicial year. Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church on Hospital Road in the state capital played host to the festivities.
He said the state’s recent political crisis was over and called for calm in the oil-rich state once more. If the actors and their followers remain peaceful, as Fubara pointed out, Rivers State can
It’s still my oga. Whatever occurred, it already happened. The governor declared, “I have not sent anybody to malign anybody.”
He assured the people that the state’s current political impasse is temporary and that his administration will fulfill the promises it made to them.
The governor also cautioned his supporters to refrain from using foul language at his opponents, claiming he did not give them permission to do so.
To him, the key to success is to “identify the devil and push it out” whenever you make an effort toward growth.
It was the first time the two politicians who were the primary protagonists in the recent political war would be meeting each other in public in the state.
The FCT Minister, Wike, showed up late to church but still managed to shake hands with his successor and stay in the same pew as him for the rest of the ceremony.
At the opening of his speech, Governor Fubara jokingly urged the congregation to halt the recognition of guests in order not to commit another impeachable violation.