Rivers Crisis: My enemies can no longer sleep- Fubara

By Innocent Raphael

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has issued a stern warning to those opposed to his leadership, declaring that his detractors “can no longer sleep.”

The governor made this statement during a meeting with the state and national leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), who visited the Government House on Thursday as part of a solidarity walk.

Governor Fubara’s remarks come amid escalating tensions between him and his predecessor, former Governor Nyesom Wike.

The solidarity walk was part of the activities commemorating the 56th remembrance of Major Isaac Adaka Boro, a revered Ijaw leader known for his fight for equity, justice, and the liberation of the Ijaw people.

“Because he stood for that unique thing, even after his death, we still celebrate him because he was a liberator,” Fubara said, referring to Major Boro.

He emphasized that all genuine Rivers State citizens, regardless of their ethnic background, share a common goal of liberation.

The governor expressed his delight at the IYC’s visit on such a significant day, reaffirming their shared commitment to the state’s liberation.

He assured the IYC members that the state’s leadership is resolute and victorious against their adversaries.

“By the special grace of God, what they thought that they would have done to us while we were celebrating our one year in office, they are the ones sleeping with their two eyes open. It shows that we have the Ijaw blood. And what is that blood: it is the blood of action; less talk, more action,” Fubara declared.

He urged Ijaw youths to maintain peaceful conduct and serve as exemplary ambassadors of the Ijaw Nation during the celebrations..

Also, Governor Fubara pledged support for the IYC Eastern Zone, promising to provide them with a suitable secretariat in Rivers State.

The National President of IYC, Jonathan Lokpobiri, lauded the day as historic for the Ijaw people and warned detractors to step back and let the governor perform his duties.

He praised Fubara’s courage and commitment to good governance, asserting that his efforts resonate with the hopes of all Ijaw people.

Tamuno Kpokpo, Chairman of IYC Eastern Zone, in his remarks, reiterated their support for the governor and the ongoing development of Rivers State.

He assured that the IYC would oppose any attempts to disrupt the state’s progress, urging for a peaceful governance environment.

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