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Rivers people didn’t make mistake voting Fubara, group replies Wike

A civil society group, New Rivers Agenda, has condemned former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for the recent outburst about his successor. While speaking…

A civil society group, New Rivers Agenda, has condemned former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for the recent outburst about his successor.

While speaking at a programme in Rivers on Saturday, Wike had said supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara was a mistake and he would ensure that the mistake is corrected.

But in a statement signed by its president, Johnson Zinaka, the group stated that the emergence of Fubara as the governor of Rivers State is a blessing for the Rivers people.

“We all know what the crisis is about in the state. It is about the greed of an individual elected to play God in the affairs of the state. The former governor, Nyesom Wike, is bitter because Governor Siminalayi Fubara has the interest of the people at heart in the development of the state.”

“What the Rivers people experienced in the eight years of Nyesom Wike can be best described as years of intimidation, oppression, and harassment. Under Wike, it’s either his way or the highway.”

The group further alleged that the former governor of Rivers state is ungrateful with how he has carried on since he left office.

“This is a man who became governor by God’s grace and the Rivers people’s benevolence. Today, this same man was quoted publicly, saying he regrets supporting Sim Fubara as governor. This is a clear case of ingratitude and selfishness because he wants to continue to control the state from Abuja. But God has come to the rescue of Rivers people through Governor Sim Fubara, who is re-positioning the State for greatness.”

The statement added that Rivers people didn’t make a mistake in voting for Fubara as his choice has seen rapid state development.

“Rivers people didn’t make a mistake in choosing Sim Fubara as governor. The governor is doing exploits, and the people are happy with his performance. He took the bull by the horns to free Rivers people from the Nyesom Wike bondage.”

“Wike may be angry with the governor, but the people are pleased with his stance and performance, which has brought freedom to the people. Under Governor Sim Fubara, Rivers State is working. The state’s resources are no longer in the hands of a few. Nyesom Wike should leave Governor Sim Fubara alone to concentrate on the tedious task of clearing the mess he created in the state while he was governor.”

In another twist, the group alleged that the former governor was afraid that there could be a probe into how he administered the dtate for eight years.

“Nyesom Wike can fool Nigerians but can’t fool Rivers’ people. The New Rivers Agenda stands resolutely with Governor Sim Fubara in the steps he has taken so far to redeem Rivers from the hands of Nyesom Wike.”

“The governor’s only agreement is with the people to provide good governance, transparency, and accountability in utilising state resources. Well-meaning sons and daughters of Rivers state are happy, but for Nyesom Wike, who is hell-bent on having access to the resources of the State for his interest.”

“Nyesom Wike can claim that he made a mistake in Sim Fubara’s choice. His mistake was for the benefit of the Rivers people who are happy about the liberation in the state.”

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