No political crisis in Rivers, I’m focused on good governance – Fubara

Kenneth Ibinabo
Kenneth Ibinabo
Siminalayi Fubara

Siminalayi Fubara, governor of Rivers, says he is focused on providing good governance, insisting there is no political crisis in the state.

Fubara spoke on Sunday when members of the House of Representatives’ committee on public petitions visited him in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers governor said governance is about touching on the core needs of the citizens, adding that he has chosen to be focused while under pressure.

“As far as we are concerned, there are no political issues. I saw a movie many years ago, titled: ‘Devil’s Advocate.’ I believe some of you must have seen that movie too,” Fubara was quoted as saying in a statement by Nelson Chukwudi, his chief press secretary.

“One of the starring characters: Al Pacino, said that pressure makes some people retreat or fail, and to others, it makes them become focused to succeed. We have chosen to be focused under this pressure.

“That is why we are moving ahead. That is why we are making a positive impact in the lives of our people. Governance is about the people. It is not about oneself.

“Governance is about touching the core needs of those people we are leading, and by the special grace of God, we are doing it. We will not oppress anyone. We will not force anybody against their will. We will not intimidate anybody, because intimidation has an expiration date.”

Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), have been at loggerheads in the past few months over control of political structures in Rivers.

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