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Rivers Crisis: Fubara Fires Opposers

The Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has declared that his administration has vanquished those who sought to bring them down, and that his adversaries are now victims of their machinations.

This was as the governor expressed happiness with assurances of brotherly support from the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, urging Ijaw Nation to key into the on-going celebration of the liberation the State is enjoying now.

Fubara spoke when he received the national and state leadership of IYC, who were on solidarity walk to Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, to mark 2024 Issac Adaka Boro Day.

The Governor remarked that Major Isaac Adaka Boro sincerely believed in equity, justice, and fair play, and he pursued his route to guarantee the release of the Ijaw people and their clans. Fubara emphasised that every real Rivers man is a liberator and expressed his happiness in receiving them on such auspicious day to re-enact their shared goal of independence.

He said, “Because he stood for that unique thing, even after his death, we still celebrate him because he was a liberator.

“Every Rivers man, it doesn’t matter whether you are Ijaw or upland, the most important thing is that every genuine Rivers man must be a liberator.

“And I’m happy that you have come here today. I have also received you because we have one common purpose: to liberate our dear State. We are not going back on that.”

The Governor indicated that the ongoing crisis in the state was intended to detract from his one-year anniversary in office, but those responsible are sleeping with their eyes open.

He said: “I am happy that you’ve told me this morning that when I call on you, you will respond. But there is nothing to call on you for. Because we have already defeated them.

“By the special grace of God, what they thought that they would have done to us while we were celebrating our one year in office, they are the ones sleeping with their two eyes open. It shows that we have the Ijaw blood. And what is that blood: it is the blood of action; less talk, more action.”

He did, however, urge Ijaw youngsters to observe Major Isaac Adaka Boro Day peacefully and to serve as excellent ambassadors for the entire Ijaw Nation.

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