Current Rivers state Governor, Fubara has been described as being “unfit” to be called the state leader by Ex-Rivers State Senator, Magnus Abe.

Rivers Fubara and Rivers State House Of Assembly
Rivers State Governor, Fubara

Abe disclosed this while speaking on the feud between Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, on TVC’s programme, Politics Night, last week.


However, a clip of the interview went viral on social media on Thursday.

The ex-governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the 2023 elections said being the state leader was a great deal beyond governing the state.

Abe said: “Being a governor has made him the leader of the government of Rivers State.

“But when you say political leader, that is something that you have to work to earn.


“To say Fubara is the political leader of Rivers State is a much broader context of leadership, and it takes time to build that kind of confidence, followership, support, and trust.

“Leadership is all about trust, and sometimes, navigating this difficult water helps bring you out as a leader when you begin to trust yourself and can rely on the direction you provide”.

Abe said it was Fubara’s responsibility to work towards that leadership.

Rivers State Political Leader Title Not Conferred?

“But he is the governor of Rivers State, and it is his responsibility to work towards that leadership.


“But to say he is the political leader of Rivers will be putting leadership into a broad context.

“And it takes time to get there. It takes bringing people together. You earn trust.


“As a governor, you have the opportunity to get there, but I don’t think it is conferred,” he added.

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Drawing a contextual analogy from Aminu Kano’s supremacy, Abe enunciated that Aminu Kano was the political leader of Kano despite not being a governor at the time.

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