There’s a new development in the Rivers State leadership dispute, and Governor Fubara is making a stand for his Ijaw heritage. While Wike claims he dislikes ingrates, Fubara asserts his strength, proud Ijaw identity, and resilience in the face of challenges.
The political drama in Rivers State, centered in Port Harcourt, continues with Governor Fubara and former Governor Wike exchanging heated words.
The perceived disagreement between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, is intensifying as both exchange banter. Fubara, emphasizing the strength of Ijaw men, declares his fearlessness, while Wike labels him an ingrate.
Fubara addresses the exclusion of his Opobo people from the Ijaw ethnic nationality, emphasizing the historical context of the Niger Delta region. According to PM News, Governor Fubara made this statement while meeting with the Regent and other Kalabari Se Kobiri representatives at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday, November 24.
This comes after Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, referred to the crisis in the state, suggesting that money and power reveal a person’s true identity, as reported by Vanguard.
Governor Fubara highlights the boldness, courage, and forthrightness of the Ijaw people, who resisted inhuman treatment during the slave trade. He underscores his core belief that the will of God prevails in every circumstance, be it good or bad, success or failure.
Fubara said: “So, whoever is feeding you with that information, should go back to their history classes. You cannot talk about the Ijaw struggle without the Opobo, the Bonny, and the Kalabari. “We had our trade lines at that time and for you to occupy a trade line, it means you are a true Ijaw man. So, for the records, I am a full-blooded, up to my bones, an Ijaw man.”