● God will punish you, Asari curses those who bombed the Rivers Assembly Complex
By Elem Kash & Uke N Uke
“I can see how heavy your hearts are”, Governor Siminalayi Fubara said at the swearing in ceremony of the returnee commissioners whose names he had submitted to the House of Assembly.
Speaking at the State Executive Council Chamber of Government House on Friday morning, his eyes focused inte ntly on the faces of his appointees, Fubara remarked, “I assure you that I don’t have anything against anyone of you.”
It would be the first time since after the returning commissioners threw in their towels and left as a result of the quarrel last year that they would meet face to face with Governor Fubara.
“You were caught in between during the crossfire”, the Governor admitted, urging them to work for the common good of the Rivers people.
“I wish you well in your coming back. Stand for justice, and stand for the interests of our dear state. That is the purpose of your appointment and that is the truth”, the State’s number one Citizen admonished them.
“I will advise that you give your best” Fubara charged them, “Like I said the first time, let this State and posterity remember you for what is good.”
Meanwhile, persons described as allies of the Rivers governor have been remanded at Kuje Prison in Abuja.
The suspects include Chime Eguma Ezebalike, Prince Lukman Oladele, Kenneth Goodluck Kpasa, Osiga Donald, and Ochueja Thankgod.
Justice Bolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the remand of the five who are based in Port Harcourt until February 2, 2024, when their bails would be perfected.
The defendants are being charged for acts of terrorism and vandalism, including the invasion and burning of the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex.
Recall that the complex was attacked in course of the political crisis which erupted in October last year before Governor Sim Fubara finally bulldozed it, claiming that the integrity of the structure had been badly affected by the bombing.
Asari Dokubo, a freedom fighter has equally lamented over the destruction of the Assembly complex and come down heavily on the State Governor for formally destroying the edifice which he referred to as one of the best in the country.
He said it was sad that some people had the temerity to attack the symbol of Rivers democracy.
Cursing all who were behind the fall of the Assembly complex, Asari said such people will never go unpunished.
“God will punish you”, Asari said repeatedly in a video that has gone viral and accused Governor Fubara of adhering to satanic advice.
Days after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment, Rivers State is still very calm, a Solid indication that the decision of the Apex court.
Fubara on his part hailed the decision of the Court, thanked God and the people of Rivers State for making his victory possible and extended the olive branch to members of the opposition.
In the meantime, the APC candidate, Pastor has accepted the verdict, saying he and his supporters fought gallantly unto the end.
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