“I have not sent anybody”, Siminialayi Fubara, Governor of Rivers State said, “to malign anybody.”
The Governor was speaking at the rededication service that took place at the St Cyprian’s Church in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Judges and lawyers had gathered in their numbers in the State capital in line with tradition to usher in a new legal year.
“My oga remains my oga”, Fubara went on, stressing that “Whatever that has happened is in the past.”
It was the first time both men would meet in public after the political crisis which rocked Rivers State.
Some persons had taken to several media platforms, in an attempt to blow the crisis out of proportion.
But, the governor who had earlier called for calm in the State publicly disowned them, saying that he had not asked anybody to denigrate anyone.
He cautioned those allegedly supporting him to refrain from the unwholesome use of words that are offensive and derogatory.
Fubara, a knight of the Anglican Communion and the political Godson of the current FCT Minister, acknowledged that in the pursuit of progress, some challenges which he likened to the interference of the devil are bound to arise.
He however noted that in order to achieve development, conscious efforts must be made by Rivers people and all men of goodwill to identify, expel, dominate and overcome tendencies and obnoxious challenges that hinder human progress.
Governor Fubara reiterated his call for peace, insisting that what is being seen in some critical circles as current political challenges are part of a people’s historical evolution.
He added that the Rivers State would continue to remain safe and stable if all stakeholders, including the political players and their supporters, conduct themselves in a very peaceful manner.
While campaigning for the governorship ticket in Rivers, PDP members had chanted, “No Sim; No Network”.
Given the turn of events, despite the rumpus noticed last week, the elusive network experienced in the phones of most PDP members has been fully restored.
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