Rivers Crisis: You’ll Pay If You Hurt Anyone While Expressing Your Useless Support, Fubara Warns LG Chairmen

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Governor Sim Fubara Vows to Hold Violent Local Government Chairmen Accountable.

Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State has issued a stern warning to local government chairmen and political figures in the state, vowing to hold accountable anyone who engages in violence or harm against others.

Fubara made this declaration during the flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Elele-Omoku Road on Thursday.

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Fubara condemned recent attacks on his supporters, emphasizing that such actions are unnecessary and will not be tolerated. When we left Aleso the other day, some people went there and attacked our people. There is no need for it.

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Nobody has the monopoly of violence,” Fubara stated. I should even be the one who should come and shout that I will do this, I will do that, but I don’t need to do that because both sides belong to me.

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Addressing the local government chairmen directly, Fubara advised them to conduct themselves appropriately as their tenure comes to an end.

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So, I am advising those people who call themselves local government chairmen, you have a few days in office, please conduct yourselves. Politics will come, politics will go – we will still live our lives,” he said.

The governor issued a clear warning against any acts of violence committed under the guise of political support, promising that such actions would not go unpunished. “Let anyone not deceive you; if you deliberately hurt anybody in the course of expressing your useless support, nobody will forgive you, you will pay for it. So, I’m begging everyone, please conduct yourselves.”

Fubara’s remarks highlight his commitment to maintaining peace and order in Rivers State and his resolve to ensure that political activities do not lead to violence or harm against individuals.

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