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‘A man of integrity is standing by me’, Fubara hails Odili

Governor Similanayi Fubara of Rivers State has said the “honest and genuine” support from former Governor Peter Odili is giving some people high blood pressure.…

Governor Similanayi Fubara of Rivers State has said the “honest and genuine” support from former Governor Peter Odili is giving some people high blood pressure.

Governor Fubara who spoke to residents of Ndoni community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State shortly after commissioning a health center built and donated to the community by Odili said he is very happy that the former governor is standing by him.

Governor Fubara said the real people with integrity and character are solidly standing with his administration.

He stressed that some other persons who claim and arrogate integrity and character to themselves, actually do not have any iota of such qualities.

The Governor emphasised that, in life, it is more profitable for an individual to acknowledge what is right, and refuse to yield to negative persuasions in order to remain true to it, stressing that Odili, is such a personality.

Governor Fubara, who expressed delight over the fact that he was invited to be part of the event, thanked God for the gift of life, and and appreciated Ndoni people for supporting their own, who had attracted far reaching recognition to them.

“We are also happy that he is standing with us. Even his person alone is giving people high blood pressure. They are restless, granting all sorts of media interviews. Why are they doing it? It is because the people that matter, the people that have what they claimed they have; integrity, are with us. That is the truth.

“I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: it doesn’t matter the number of people that stand with you. Even if you’re standing alone, no matter the side you’re standing, provided you are standing on the right side, maintain your stand. And we are happy to stand with him (Odili). So, if we have one person who has integrity and character, is it not better than having 1,000 persons with questionable character? So, we are happy to identify with him.”

Governor Fubara restated his promise of making sure that everything that is needed to make the health centre function maximally would be supplied to further support the people of Ndoni.

“We came here to celebrate with our own Daddy. It is a celebration of giving back to society. It is natural that when God blesses you, such time should come when you say: let me return back those blessings to the society.

“And we are happy to identify with what I consider, and I want to tag as the ‘I’ agenda. This is the genuine ‘I’ agenda project.”

Governor Fubara said further: “This was not done when he was in power, when he could have used public funds to execute projects. He is no longer in government. He is a private man. And now that he is a private man, he has done something to support his people. That is the right time to use the word ‘I’ did this.

“Let me thank our people. Continue to support our Daddy. He is a great man. He is integrity and character personified. It is only those who understand what greatness is all about that will appreciate what he has done,” he said.

Two days ago, Odili had declared Fubara as the political leader of Rivers. This comes amid the rift between Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the governor.

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