Governor Fubara Sounds WarningTo Rivers Politicians: Violence will not be tolerated

Governor Siminalayi Fubara

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has sent a stern message to political players in the state, cautioning them against engaging in violent activities. 

During the launch of the Elele-Omoku Road construction project on Thursday, May 16, 2024, Fubara emphasized that anyone found guilty of harming others under the guise of politics would face the full weight of the law.

The governor's warning comes as a clear signal that his administration will not tolerate any form of violence or unrest, particularly as the political landscape in the state continues to evolve. 

Fubara also addressed local government chairmen, urging them to maintain peace and conduct themselves in a manner that promotes stability until the end of their tenure.

“When we left Aleso the other day, some people went there and attacked our people. There is no need for it. Nobody has the monopoly of violence. I should even be the one who should come and shout that I will do this, I will do that, but I don’t need to do that because both sides belong to me.

“So, I am advising those people who call themselves local government chairmen, you have a few days in office, please conduct yourselves. Politics will come, politics will go – we will still live our lives.

“Let anyone not deceive you, if you deliberately hurt anybody in the cause of expressing your useless support, nobody will forgive you, you will pay for it. So, I’m begging everyone, please conduct yourselves,” Fubara said.

The governor said he is the most abused person in the state but has remained calm in the face of serious provocations. He urged everyone to remain calm and allow peace to reign in the state.

“As a matter of fact, I am the most abused, ‘mumu governor wey no know wetin to do with power’, (sic). Is it not? Have I said anything? So, please just endure until when you finish you go your way, I don’t’ want any trouble,” he said.

He said he will not give his detractors the opportunity to cause political tension in the state.

The governor said he has assured President Bola Tinubu who is the leader of the country that he will take the part of peace and not renege on the promise.

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