I Will Not Rule Rivers State On My Knees – Fubara

The governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara has vowed not to rule the state on bended knees.

He stated that he would only rule with pride and stand for what is right for the people.

The governor said this at the country home of Sir Celestine Omehia in Ubima community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday.

Fubara, accompanied by some elders of the State, was in Ubima to commiserate with Sir Omehia, who had just laid his late mother, Ezinne Cecilia Omehia, to rest after 95 years.

He lamented that his political foes were currently engaging in a fierce battle for the soul of the State to destroy it, adding that only well-meaning persons who are standing firmly with him can wield the force of unity to save it.

He said, “I will not, I repeat, I will not govern our dear State on my knees (bending). If that was the purpose, I will not do that. I will stand to govern our dear State and stand continually on the side of right.

“But politics of bitterness will not take us anywhere. So, I want to thank you that, at this stage, we have a few of you who understand that Rivers State belongs to everyone of us. We must, therefore, fight together to sustain the soul of this State.”

Speaking via a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, Fubara said that the visit was to demonstrate love and show support to Sir Omehia who, as a son, had satisfactorily performed the duty of giving his mother a befitting burial.

I have come here with a few of us; very respected elders of the State, to come and support you and say to you that ‘we sorrow with you’.

“The most important thing is to show our concern and love. Any human being that shows enmity to death, that person is not even normal.

“We also rejoice with you for a life lived well to fulfillment by Mama. We wish Mama safe journey. Let her stay well where she has gone,” he added.