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Rivers APC Tackles Governor Fubara over Continuous Rift with Wike

A Rivers State APC chieftain says Governor Fubara’s government is clueless.

The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tony Okocha has tackled the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara for the continuous rift with his successor, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

In a statement titled “Our Creed to True Rivers of Possibilities”, the APC chieftain insisted that the Governor Fubara government is clueless, wondered why the governor was shy to espouse publicly, the policy thrust of his government like his colleagues from other states.

He said the alleged clueless of the government will lead the state to a fall, saying that elders taking sides in a disagreement between two sons instead of reconciling them, is not Integrity.  

Okocha who expressed sadness of the happenings in the state said “What is most disturbing is the fact that Gov. Siminalayi Fubara who ought to be the stabiliser and biggest beneficiary of decorum in the State that he was elected to govern, is on the driver’s seat, in the ear-tingling toxic spews and exchanges that only show off Rivers State as a dead-end of development in the comity of States in Nigeria.

“Gov. Fubara very intentionally and deliberately panders to hitherto pulled out rotten molars from the beautiful political dentition of Rivers State. So well that such known official warlords, whose activities destroyed even their immediate communities in recent past and ipso facto, ought to remain in their cocoon of shame and dishonour, are heavily emboldened energised and funded to promote ethnic jingoism and chauvinism in Rivers State”.

He said “Because it looks soothing to a clueless Gov. Sim, he has not remembered the African proverb of the Monkey and felling Trees in the Forest. He wouldn’t rein in such tendencies and negative energies but fuel them. But because he lacks commitment and as ill-prepared as he is, ‘let the heavens fall’.

“Rivers People wake up to hear the double-speaks of Elders they should look up to. They pontificate on positions publicly today because of “Bread and Butter” and tomorrow, the fear of dry “Feeding bottle”, make them shamelessly recant standing on same rostrum. I wonder what legacies they are bequeathing for their generation and worse still, posterity”.

On sustaining integrity as a government, Okocha questioned:  “What are the integrity traits discernible in the characters of those the fledgling Governor of Rivers State, has thoughtlessly but lovingly ascribed it to?

Those who procured perpetual injunctions against the EFCC not to investigate their 8 years activities in the saddle of Rivers State Government?

Can that pass monster as Integrity?

Which other State in Nigeria exists with such dishonourable order?

“Does Integrity exist in stashing away via donations of whooping sums of Rivers funds, for a selfish end in view?

Can the Awarder of titles, himself, a tiro, count 5 outstanding developmental legacies of the Government of Rivers State between 1999~2007. At least His Royal Majesty Diette Spiff,  (The First military Administrator of Rivers State), is reputable for generational landmark projects in Rivers State”. 

He wondered “Why Governor Fubara relish in embarrassing Rivers Elders? Few days back, without reference to the laws, he re-announced Barr. Celestine Omehia as Former Governor of Rivers State and committed to remunerate him accordingly, when he knew that Omehia will fall by his own knife. Has he continued? Isn’t Omehia now rueing in unexpressed pain?

As parts of concern of the APC on the political crisis in the state, the party chairman questioned “Why is it that the darts thrown at Minister Wike by his ungrateful successor and his hirelings, are not enough jolts to distract his superlative performance in the Federal Capital Territory,  where he holds sway. Yet development is stagnated here in Rivers State?

“Why is Governor Fubara too shy to espouse publicly, the policy thrust of his Government like other colleagues of his, so that Rivers People will churn out/develop/mirror performance indicators?”

The APC state chairman who enjoined Rivers people “not to dance this macabre dance which Governor Fubara is Chief choreographer”, warned “against the cluelessness of a government, which leads the way to a dangerous fall of our dear Rivers State, from grace to grass. This is our Creed”.

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt 

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