Rivers: Drama as Gov Fubara Installs Ex-Militant Leader as First Class Monarch

Rivers: Drama as Gov Fubara Installs Ex-Militant Leader as First Class Monarch

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has said that his administration would not act like a dictator
  • The governor made the comment while installing a former militant leader as a first-class traditional ruler in the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom
  • King Ateke Michael Tom, a former militant leader, received a staff of office and a certificate of recognition at the government house in Port Harcourt

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has presented the staff of office and certificate of recognition to King Ateke Michael Tom, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, as the state's first-class traditional ruler.

Ateke Tom, a former militant leader in the state, became a first-class traditional ruler after receiving the instrument of recognition from the governor at the government house in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, March 26.

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has installed King Ateke Michael Tom, as the first class traditional ruler in the state
Governor Fubara installs ex-militant leader as the traditional ruler of Rivers state Photo Credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara
Source: Twitter

Speaking at the event, PM News reported that Fubara urged the first-class monarch to be one of those who would liberate the state's people.

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The governor said:

“We are at a crossroads in our state where we all need to stand for what is right. It happens once in a lifetime. So, for now, be one of those people who will be on the course to liberate and free our dear State."

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According to The Punch, the governor further expressed optimism about doing the right thing to develop the state and bring peace back to the people of the state. He called for the support of the king, the council chiefs and the people of Rivers state.

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Fubara maintained that his administration would not desist from consultation and that "we will not act as dictators."

He stated that his government would operate with the awareness that they would eventually depart, and emphasized that the actions of his administration would be the true testament to their performance.

He added that he would not force the people to speak well about him and that his legacies would be a signature.

Governor Fubara told to resign

Legit.ng earlier reported that Fubara was told to resign if he cannot sit right and provide good governance to the state's people.

APC caretaker committee chairman in the state, Tony Okocha, made the call while addressing journalists at the state capital.

However, Warisenibo Joe Johnson, the state commissioner for information and orientation, said the APC chairman was no longer in touch with reality because Fubara remained the best governor in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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