I have Rivers’ people mandate, nothing can cut my tenure short – Gov Fubara


Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State says there’s no doubts whatsoever about his victory in the last general election, saying he has the popular mandate of the people of the state

This is even as he said that nothing can stop him from completing his tenure as the governor of the oil-rich southern state as the people of the state can affirm that he won the 2023 gubernatorial election.

Speaking when he hosted members of the Family Support Group, who were on a solidarity visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, the embattled assured residents of the state of his government’s commitment to protect their lives and properties.

Represented by the Head of the Civil Service, Dr. George Nwaeke, the governor said the government is for youth, women, men, and every well-meaning Nigerian who wishes the state well.

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, reads: “The whole land of Rivers State stands in affirmation that we won the election fairly and deserve to serve out our full tenure. There is not going to be anything that will cut short the popular mandate that you all gave to this administration.

“Just about within weeks of assuming office, His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, flagged off the Port Harcourt Ring Road project that will traverse six local governments. It will be completed within 36 months. But I think it will be completed before the time because the progress of the work we have seen is beyond what we were thinking.

“The official main Trans-Kalabari Road will start very soon and will begin from Port Harcourt. A lot of plans have been made for that road, and very soon, you will see contractors on site, and Rivers State will be opened.

“Just yesterday, you heard in the news also that the governor has commenced the construction of the Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road. That road was initially done with one lane, but now, he is going to dualise it. The government has already awarded the contract.”