I have defeated those plotting against me

May 16th, 2024

I have defeated those plotting against me - Fubara says his detractors now sleep "with two eyes open"

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, said he has defeated those plotting against him in the state.


He said this when he hosted the state and national leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on a solidarity walk to the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, May 16.


Fubara’s remark is coming on the heels of a renewed rift between him and his predecessor, former Governor Nyesom Wike.


 The solidarity walk was staged as part of activities to celebrate the heroic exploits of the late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, 56th remembrance, which is observed every May 16. 


Governor Fubara noted that the late Major genuinely stood for equity, justice, and fair play, and pursued his course to ensure liberation for the Ijaw people and their clans.


He noted that every genuine Rivers man is a liberator, adding that he was delighted to receive them.


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.


“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.


“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.”


Governor Fubara appealed to Ijaw youths to conduct themselves peacefully and be good ambassadors of the entire Ijaw Nation as they celebrated Major Isaac Adaka Boro Day.


Governor Fubara promised to support the IYC Eastern Zone to have a befitting secretariat in Rivers State.