Fubara rejects the toga of an ungrateful man

Fubara rejects the toga of an ungrateful man

The political war in Rivers State is raging on several fronts, one of them being the ability to portray one’s opponent as very bad in the eyes of the majority of the people of the state. Thus, while the former governor seems to be trying hard to portray his erstwhile political son (Fubara) as an ingrate who cannot be trusted with support and sympathy because he might turn around and bite the benefactor, Fubara has tried to show that he is a sheep haunted by a lion, hence qualified for support and rescue.

He has now rejected the toga of ingratement that his godfather and his camp supposedly imposed on him, supposedly to crucify him.

Rather, he said in Port Harcourt on Monday, July 8, 2024, that he acknowledged and appreciated those who contributed to the good gestures extended to him.

The governor said it was because of his well-mannered lifestyle and personality that he never considered throwing caution to the wind in handling the current political crisis bedeviling the state.

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Governor Fubara made the assertion when he hosted on a courtesy call stakeholders of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality, including leaders of the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers, Ikwerre women, opinion and youth leaders, at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday.

The Ikwerre Stakeholder Leadership Structure led other eminent leaders, political leaders, opinion leaders, women and youths on the visit to re-engage the people of the ethnic nationality in the success of the administration.

Fubara said that if he was ungrateful, with a bad temper like the one that is talked about in some circles, it would have been difficult to hide it from everyone for too long. “But, even your own child who is in your house and you gave birth to; let’s even start with the girl. It gets to a stage; your daughter will go into the bathroom and lock the door from behind.

“Even if they force a bottle into my mouth, if I am full, will I not take it out? So when people stand outside and say what they say, I want you to ask them to tell you in all good conscience what is this bad thing, this wickedness, this ingratitude that this man (Fubara) has done or committed. But I leave that to God who will judge everyone.”

Fubara, however, said the visit was not an opportunity to address issues related to the political crisis, but rather a day to thank the delegation and God Almighty for what he has done for the state.

He recalled how people generated propaganda of ethnic politics in the crisis, but noted that the people of Ikwerre came out to publicly show their support, adding that the solidarity visit makes it clear that they are part of his government and support him to the hilt.