Rivers Crisis: 'How Odili is Causing Problems', Governor Fubara Speaks

Rivers Crisis: 'How Odili is Causing Problems', Governor Fubara Speaks

  • Rivers state governor, Sim Fubara, has described the former governor, Peter Odili as a true elder statesman and hailed Senator John Mbata as the stronghold shaking the camp of opposition in the state
  • Fubara who expressed gratitude to the former governor and ex-federal lawmaker, said they are among others who have continued to stand with his administration since its inception in office
  • Legit.ng reports that the Rivers governor spoke at the state banquet to celebrate his first year in office

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

Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Siminalayi Fubara, governor of Rivers state, has declared that the support given to his administration by one of his predecessors, Peter Odili; and Senator John Mbata, has caused confusion in the camp of his antagonists.

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As reported by Vanguard newspaper, Governor Fubara spoke at the state banquet to celebrate his first year in office and the 57th anniversary of the creation of Rivers state at Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday night, May 27.

Rivers: Odili's support for me troubling our enemies – Fubara speaks
Governor Siminalayi Fubara has said the backing by the former governor, Peter Odili, is giving his detractors problems. Photo credit: @a_meshach
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Rivers: "God is in control", Fubara

Fubara and Nyesom Wike, who is the present minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), have been embroiled in a tussle for political control in the state and the situation, which began in October 2023, has seen power brokers and political stalwarts taking sides.

Amid the feud, Fubara appears determined to hold on to power.

This Day newspaper also noted the Rivers governor's remarks at the state banquet.

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Fubara said:

“Let me specially thank our leader, Sir Dr Peter Odili. Let me specially thank Senator John Mbata. I have a reason to say this, and everyone of you know it.
“But I need to call out these two: they are a strong symbol causing problems in the camp of the opposition. Each time they stand with us, they’re one million in one man, and it is troubling them.
“And this evening, with the calibre of people sitting on this table, there will be confusion somewhere.
"So you can see the handiwork of God! It is not me. It is when God is in control, He makes everything perfect in His way and in His time."

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Rivers: “No man can shake you” - Odili

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Odili declared support for Governor Fubara's administration.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Omoku-Egbema Road in the state, Odili told Fubara not to be apprehensive of anyone as the people are with him.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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