Wike vs Fubara: I Won’t Surrender Rivers To Blackmail, Intimidation

Governor Simi Fubara and FCT Minister Wike
FCT Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Simi Fubara

Governor Fubara Vows to Defend Rivers State Against Blackmail and Intimidation.


In a resolute stance against political pressures and external threats, Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State has declared his unwavering commitment to protecting the state from blackmail and intimidation. Speaking at the quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt, Governor Fubara emphasized the significance of Rivers State as a collective inheritance of the people.


The governor’s statement comes amid a political face-off with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who accused him of neglecting the political structure that facilitated his rise to power. The disagreement escalated to the point of an impeachment move against Governor Fubara, only to be halted by the intervention of President Bola Tinubu.

Addressing the gathered traditional rulers, Governor Fubara asserted, “Let us not forget that Rivers State is our collective inheritance, presently under my watch, to protect, defend, and advance as the governor. I assure you that I will not fail in this responsibility, nor will I surrender our mandate and progress to intimidation, blackmail, and deliberate sabotage.”

Governor Fubara reaffirmed his commitment to fostering peace within the state, highlighting the importance of avoiding needless crises. He emphasized that the prosperity and thriving of any society hinge upon the foundation of peace and security.


The political tension between Governor Fubara and Minister Wike has been a focal point of discussions, with both leaders expressing differing opinions on the governance and political trajectory of Rivers State. Governor Fubara’s dedication to maintaining peace underscores the significance of stability for the progress and prosperity of the state. As the political landscape continues to evolve, the people of Rivers State keenly observe the unfolding dynamics under Governor Fubara’s leadership.

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