Amid escalating political tension in Rivers State, Governor Siminalayi Fubara has finally addressed the public in a video posted on his official platform. In the message shared on Friday, Governor Fubara assured the people of Rivers State that he remains committed to safeguarding their interests.
Expressing gratitude for the support of the state’s residents, Governor Fubara pledged to lead an inclusive government that prioritizes justice and fairness for all. The governor’s reassurance comes at a time when several members of his cabinet have resigned in the past two days, seemingly linked to a face-off with his predecessor and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike.
In a noteworthy political development, 27 members of the state assembly defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In response, the Rivers State Government ordered the demolition of the Assembly Complex, citing the need to construct a suitable structure after an “arson attack” on October 29.