Rivers: Drama as Gov Fubara Install Ex-Militant Leader as First Class Monarch

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has said that his administration would not act like a dictator
  • The government made the comment while installing a former militant leader as a first-class traditional ruler in the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom
  • King Ateke Michael Tom, a former militant leader, received a staff of office and a certificate of recognition at the government house in Port Harcourt

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Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has presented the staff of office and certificate of recognition to King Ateke Michael Tom, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, as the state’s first-class traditional ruler.

Ateke Tom, a former militant leader in the state, became a first-class traditional ruler in the state after receiving the instrument of recognition from the governor at the government house in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, March 26.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has installed King Ateke Michael Tom, as the first class traditional ruler in the state, while shading his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, stating that he would not govern like a dictatorGovernor Fubara installed an ex-militant leader as the traditional ruler of Rivers state
Photo Credit: Sir Siminalayi FubaraSource: Twitter

Speaking at the event, Governor Fubara urged the first-class monarch to be one of those who will liberate the people of the state.

The governor said:

“We are at a crossroads in our state where we all need to stand for what is right. It happens once in a lifetime. So, for now, be one of those people who will be on the course to liberate and free our dear State.”

Rivers: Fubara knocks Wike

The governor further expressed optimism about doing the right thing to develop the state and bring peace back to the people of the state. He called for the support of the king, the council chiefs and the people of Rivers state at large.

Fubara further maintained that his administration would not desist from consultation and that “we will not act as dictators.”

He said his government would act as people who can remember that they would leave one day and that the action of his administration would speak for him. He added that he would not force the people to speak well about him and that his legacies would be a signature.

Governor Fubara told to resign

TheTalk.NG earlier reported that Governor Fubara has been told to resign if he cannot sit right and provide good governance to the people of the state.

APC caretaker committee chairman in the state, Tony Okocha, made the call while addressing journalists at the state capital.

But Warisenibo Joe Johnson, the state commissioner for information and orientation, said the APC chairman was no longer in touch with the reality because Fubara remained the best governor in the state.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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