Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers state, has spoken out about Edison Ehie’s resignation from his position as factional speaker and assembly member. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
According to The Nation, on December 29, 2023, Ehie—who had remained faithful to Fubara during the crisis—decided to resign from his seat as a member of Ahoada-East Constituency II in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
While addressing dignitaries including former governor Peter Odili and his wife, Mary, at the first state banquet he hosted at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday night, Fubara said Ehie’s resignation indicated the extent he could go to achieve peace in Rivers.
Fubara stated, “Therefore, whatever it will take as seen in our decisions; yesterday most of you were worried why the speaker will resign,” referring to Ehie as the most recent speaker. I am telling you what we can do to bring about peace.
“What we want to gain is not the main concern. It has nothing to do with the power we wish to use. But consider what we are ultimately leaving for our people”.
Therefore, we made those choices not out of fear because we want you to remember us as leaders who inspire fear at the end of the day, rather than as people who are willing to give anything up in order to protect our beloved state. Remember us for our kindness and simplicity.
The governor had previously stated that he had no desire to address the issue, but he changed his mind after reading something.
He maintained that all of the choices he made were motivated by the state’s respect for elders and not by fear. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>