Thursday, 18 July, 2024


Gov. Fubara Accuses Police Of Double Standards In Handling Port Harcourt Explosive Device Incident

Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has challenged the police to take action on the suspect behind the attempted detonation of explosive device in Port Harcourt during the protester for elongation of former chairmen of local government councils.

The governor maintained that if such act was done by supporters linked to him, the police would have successfully slammed terrorism charges on them.

Fubara spoke shortly after inaugurating Emmanuel Onengiye-ofori Frank-Fubara as the new Commissioner for Finance at the Executive Chambers of Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Nelson Chukwudi, insisted that Rivers has only one enemy vehemently opposed to his administration, with others classified as his offsprings, together making frenetic efforts to sink the state.

But Fubara declared that the good God has continued to frustrate their machinations and bring shame on them all.

The governor said, “like it was upheld in many prayers by his predecessors, that Rivers state is dedicated to God, those fighting him would continue to experience inexplicable trouble and defeat.

He said: “You know, if it were a situation that (Governor) Fubara is involved in anything, or links Fubara’s associates, by now, Nigeria would have been hot. There would have been arrest, there would have been statements, there would have been counter this or that. There would have been press conferences.

“But, because it is from the other side, nothing is heard yet. But glory to God, they couldn’t hide it forever, even if I have not been hearing anything.

“And, I am wondering after how many weeks now, the Nigerian Police is still not able to come out and make a statement about the attempt by the man that tried to detonate a dynamite in front of Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt.

“I am still wondering why it has not happened. But, maybe, if it was any other thing that has to do with us, they would have charged the person for terrorism.

“But, you see, this God that I serve, we are serving genuinely. This God that Rivers State has been dedicated to by our predecessors, because when they make statements, they say: Rivers State belongs to God; and that is the God that is saving and lifting us.”

Fubara said that the enemies of the State would surely gather, as stated in the Holy Bible, but because their gathering was not of God, they would surely scatter.

The governor pointed out that his administration was satisfied with its dealings with the Rivers State House of Assembly that is duly recognised by law to carry on with its legislative duties and providing the requisite support for effective functioning of the executive without interruption of governance.

Fubara charged the newly sworn-in Commissioner, who has a track record of being thorough and pays attention to details, to ensure he did not disappoint the confidence reposed in him.

He also urged him to use the opportunity to touch lives, while making the dtate proud with the quality of service he would render by defending it always.

He said: “It doesn’t matter how long or short I have known him. But within the short period of knowing him, he has proven himself to be a gentleman.

“So, Mr Frank, this honour that God has given to you today, it is not for you to wear one big cap and put one rottweiler in front of your gate, no. Use the opportunity to touch lives.

“But, above all, make the State proud. Work in a manner that you’ve not worked before. Defend the interest of the State. That is what is important, and not to praise me. No. Don’t praise me.

“I believe strongly that you are going to do well and make us proud, and we will continue to make the state great.”

Fubara assured that his administration would continue to offer services and deliver quality developmental projects that would truly advance the state on a progressive pedestal that will also translate to quality living for the people.

He added: “By the special grace of God, when we leave, there should be genuine positive things that people will see and say, yes, this government meant well for the good people of Rivers State.”

Credit: The Nigeria Lawyer


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