Rivers LG Crisis: Panic as Governor Fubara Gives Condition to Arrest His Supporters

Rivers LG Crisis: Panic as Governor Fubara Gives Condition to Arrest His Supporters

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has said anyone planning to arrest any of his supporters would have to confront him first
  • Fubara's comment followed the violence that happened after a forceful attempt by some protesters to take over the secretariats of the 23 local governments following the expiration of the chairmen's tenure
  • Earlier in the day, Fubara directed the council chairmen to vacate their offices, noting that there was no law that extended their tenure

Port Harcourt, Rivers - Rivers state governor Siminalayi Fubara has said anyone who wants to arrest his supporters must do so through him.

The governor made the comment while addressing journalists after he met with heads of security agencies in the state on Tuesday, June 18.

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara addresses plot to arrest his supporters amid Rivers LG crisis
Rivers LG crisis: Fubara speaks on attempt to arrest his supporters Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC
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Why Governor Fubara met security heads

According to The Punch, the security meeting occurred at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

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It followed growing political tension trailing the expiration of the 23 local government chairmen's tenure in the state.

It was learnt that the closed-door meeting centred on the renewed violence at the local government secretariats as well as general security in the state.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the governor said the purpose of the meeting with the heads of the security agencies was to brainstorm effective strategies to prevent the council secretariats from being invaded again.

Governor Fubara promises stability in Rivers

Fubara further noted that one of the meeting's objectives was to ensure stability and continuity of government functions in all parts of the state.

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He warned the immediate past chairmen of the local governments to desist from the plan to unlawfully return to their expired office.

The governor said:

“It is crucial that we respect the rule of law and the democratic transitions that uphold our governance structures.”

The governor also raised the alarm that his political enemies were plotting to target his supporters and arrest them.

He added:

“Anyone attempting to make such arrests will have to confront me directly.”

Below is the video of his remark:

Rivers: Why Wike is a sleeping lion

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers state and current minister of the FCT, has been described as a sleeping tiger.

Okanlawon Gaffar, an analyst who commented on the political crisis in Rivers, said the former governor could be silent, but that did not mean Governor Fubara had defeated him.

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