Fubara Dismisses Commissioner Who Stepped Down as ‘Drug Addict’

Fubara Dismisses Commissioner Who Stepped Down as ‘Drug Addict’

  • Governor Sim Fubara has responded to a comment by Alabo George-Kelly, his former commissioner for works, who recently mocked him
  • Legit.ng reports that the oil-rich Rivers state has been enmeshed in a political crisis since October 2023
  • The crisis expanded after an attempt by the state assembly to impeach Governor Fubara resulted in the bombing of a section of the assembly complex

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.

Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers, has described a former commissioner for works in the state, George-Kelly Alabo, as a “drug addict.”

As reported by The Punch on Wednesday, May 15, Fubara stated this recently after swearing in Dagogo Iboroma as the attorney general of Rivers state.

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Fubara blasts Rivers commissioner who resigned from his cabinet
Sim Fubara and Nyesom Wike have been at loggerheads over the political control of Rivers state. Photo credit: @SimFubaraKSC
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Legit.ng reports that the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has been screened and confirmed by the Victor Oko-Jumbo-led house of assembly.

Fubara, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accused the immediate past Rivers attorney general, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, of sabotaging his administration by filing nolle prosequi (not to wish to prosecute) against the interest of the state.

Rivers: Alabo George-Kelly vs Fubara

George-Kelly, the former works commissioner, had said if not for Nyesom Wike, the current minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), Fubara would be a level 14 civil servant.

But responding, Fubara said:

“I heard one drug addict (apparently referring to George-Kelly) telling people that I would have been in level 14 or 15. You know when you don’t know people, you talk carelessly and when you are already high, what do you expect?

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“If in 2010 I was the chief accountant, most of you who know the civil service, where would I be before 2023?
"When you see people because you want to impress your paymaster, you talk carelessly. But I won’t reduce myself to that kind of talk.”

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Omokri speaks on possibility of removing Fubara

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Reno Omokri, the outspoken former special assistant on social media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, asked President Bola Tinubu to “impress on” Wike to allow Governor Fubara to finish his tenure.

Omokri in a post on X warned that to impeach “a bushman like Fubara is to reignite the Niger Delta militancy”.

Source: Legit.ng

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