“Rivers Not a Christian State”: Ex-Militant Leader Asari Dokubo Dares Gov Fubara

“Rivers Not a Christian State”: Ex-Militant Leader Asari Dokubo Dares Gov Fubara

  • Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State has been critiqued for his tweet about the religious status of the state
  • The new governor had tweeted shortly after his inauguration that Rivers State was a Christian state
  • His tweet provoked the former leader of militants in the Niger Delta, Asari Dokubo, who urged the governor to retract the tweet

Asari Dokubo, an ex-militant leader of the Niger Delta, has hit out at Governor Sim Fubara over his statement that Rivers State is a Christian state despite being massively dominated by them.

It was gathered that Governor Fubara had tweeted shortly after his inauguration on Monday, May 29, noting that the state will be built on the foundation of Christianity, Punch reported.

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Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State was inaugurated on Monday, May 29. Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC and @yossicrazy
Source: Twitter

The tweet reads:

"Rivers State is a Christian State, and God is our foundation. We shall govern with the fear of God and stay strong to our Christian values of trust, faith, love, care and sacrifice."

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However, the tweet did not go well with Dokubo, who warned the governor to retract his statement.

Dokubo vented his displeasure during a Facebook live, stating that the governor kicked off his administration on the wrong note.

He said his tweet was against the principle of inclusivity and religious freedom for citizens of the state.

As reported by Daily Nigerian, Dokubo said:

“I am using this medium to advise the governor, Sim Fubara, to better retract the statement.
“I want him to know that Rivers State is not and will never be a Christian state. With such a statement, I can say that the governor is starting on the wrong footing.”

Dokubo maintained that the governor lacked the authority to unilaterally declare the state a Christian one.

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In another development, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has disclosed that he would distance himself from the administration of Siminalayi Fubara, the governor-elect.

Wike, who will be leaving the office on May 29, maintained that Fubara is not coming to serve him but to serve the people of the state.

However, the governor noted that he would be available if the incoming governor ever needs his advice after he leaves office.

Source: Legit.ng

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