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I started administering Rivers State eight months after assuming office, says Gov. Fubara

Persecondnews recalls that the governor has been embroiled in a political crisis with his predecessor and estranged political godfather, Nyesom Wike, since his assumption of office.

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Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara has said that he started governing the state fully eight months after assuming office.

Although he assumed office on May 29, 2023, Fubara said he could not start taking decisions as governor until February this year.

The governor made the statement during the inauguration of Egbeda internal roads in the state’s Emohua Local Government Area.

Persecondnews recalls that the governor has been embroiled in a political crisis with his predecessor and estranged political godfather, Nyesom Wike, since his assumption of office.

In October 2023, Fubara survived an impeachment plot by Rivers State House of Assembly members loyal to Wike.

He said: “I know why I said four months. We started full governance in February 2024. That was when we started taking decisions—when we started confronting governance. And I am proud to say that our people are happy with what we have done.

“What we want to do is bring governance to our people, service delivery at record time, and in a cost-effective way.

“Everything that we are doing is on my white paper. I carry it along, so there is no issue of manipulation. Call me any day, anytime it is there. Even the ones I did before this time, I still have all the records.

“If you call me any day, I will bring the records of all my activities in government, because I know that as a civil servant, what is most important is record-keeping so that if you are not there and something happens.

“It is just for somebody to pick up the file and he will see the history.”

“That is how I am trained, and I have that in mind before I do anything. So, I am not scared of anything. Anybody who calls me any day, anytime, I have my records to show.

“I have all the approvals to show that I acted based on approval and not a personal decision,” he said.

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