Siminalayi Fubara, the Rivers State Governor, has made attempts to let sleeping dogs lie. He issued a statement on X, telling Rivers people to let peace reign

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The governor explained that his visit to the House of Assembly was to assess the level of damage caused by the fire, and undertake remedial measures to protect lives and property within the assembly complex.

The Statement

The statement reads, “My dear good people of Rivers State, I consider it necessary to issue this press statement on the developments of the past few days in our dear state.

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“Late on Sunday, October 29, 2023, I was inundated with reports that the hallowed chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly has been gutted by fire. The fire service successfully put out the blaze, after which security agencies took control of the situation.

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“My visit to the assembly complex on Monday, October 30, 2023, was to assess the level of damage and undertake remedial measures to protect lives and property within the assembly complex. I charged the security agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident and report it to me.

“Shortly after, I got reports that the state House of Assembly had broken into two factions: one claiming to have impeached and suspended the House Leader and three others preparatory to initiating an impeachment action against me, and the other rival faction impeaching the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, thus sparking off some form of political crisis.”

Fubara Thanks Tinubu

“I wish to thank the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, for his fatherly intervention which opened a series of communication channels to facilitate the timely resolution of the festering crises. I wish to also thank our elders who are currently intervening in the matter.

“Let me clearly state that I act to restore peace and stability in our state. I am a man of peace and as governor, the advancement of our state is my primary concern.”
Fubara added that no sacrifice was too much for him to make, and it is the collective responsibility of his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, and himself to use their positions to advance the progress, security, and well-being of the people.
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