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Fubara rejects toga of an ungrateful man

Fubara rejects toga of an ungrateful man

The political war in Rivers State rages on many fronts, one being the ability to paint your opponent very bad in the eyes of the majority of the people of the state. Thus, while the ex-governor seems to strive to showcase his erstwhile political son (Fubara) as an ingrate who cannot be trusted to receive support and sympathy because he may turn round and bite the benefactor, Fubara has tried to show that he was a sheep being haunted by a lion, thus qualified for support and rescue.

Now, he has come out to reject the toga of an ingrate being allegedly slammed on him by his godfather and his camp supposedly to crucify him.

He rather said in Port Harcourt on Monday, July 8, 2024, that he acknowledges and appreciates those who are instrumental to good gestures that had come his way.

The governor stated that it is due to such well-breed lifestyle and personality that he had never contemplated throwing caution to the wind in handling the current political crisis that is bedeviling the State.

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Governor Fubara made the assertion when he hosted on courtesy visit the stakeholders of Ikwerre ethnic nationality, including the leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, the Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers, Ikwerre women, opinion and youth leaders, at Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday.

The leadership structure of Ikwerre stakeholders led other paramount rulers, political leaders, leaders of thought, women and youths on the visit to recommit the people of the ethnic nationality to the success of the administration.

Fubara stated that if he were ungrateful, with bad character as canvassed in some quarters, it would have been difficult to hide it for too long from everybody. “But, even your own child that is in your house that you have given birth to; let us start with even the girl child. It gets to a stage; your girl child will enter the bathroom and lock the door from behind.

“Even if they forcefully put a feeding bottle in my mouth, if I get filled up, won’t I pull it out? So, when people stand outside and say what they say, I want you people to ask them to tell you in their own good conscience, what is that bad thing; that wickedness, that ungratefulness that this man (Fubara) has ever shown or done. But, I leave that one to God who will judge everybody.”

Fubara, however, said the visit was not a time to address those issues surrounding the political crisis but a day to appreciate the delegation and the Almighty God for what He has been doing for the State.

He recalled how people had generated the propaganda of ethnic politics into the crisis but noted that Ikwerre people have come to publicly show support, adding that the solidarity visit explains clearly that they are part of his government and are supporting it to the end.