Rivers State Governor Sim Fubara has sworn never to allow intimidation or blackmail to take control of the state.
According to Fubara, the people own the state. He would therefore shield it against extortion.
He delivered a speech during the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers’ quarterly general meeting in Port Harcourt.
The governor and Nyesom Wike, his predecessor, engaged in a power struggle concerning the state’s political system.
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The Federal Capital Territory’s Minister, Wike, had accused Fubara of ignoring the system that gave him authority.
A move to impeach Fubara resulted from the two’s confrontation, but President Bola Tinubu stepped in.
However, speaking at the event, Fubara said: “Let us not forget that Rivers State is our collective inheritance, presently under my watch, to protect, defend and advance it as the governor.
“I assure you that I will not fail in this responsibility, nor will I surrender our mandate and progress to intimidation, blackmail and deliberate sabotage.
“I reaffirm my earlier statement and recommit myself to the path of peace as there is nothing to gain in a state of needless crisis.”
Fubara said no society would thrive without peace and security.
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