The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has apologized to the people of the state for the recent political crisis. He called it “anxieties of the last few days.”
In a statement titled “Peace is priceless,” Governor Fubara expressed his regret and issued an apology to the citizens of Rivers State. He released the statement to the press on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the capital of the state.
Governor Fubara thanked President Bola Tinubu for his intervention in the crisis. He acknowledged that Tinubu’s involvement opened up communication channels to find a peaceful resolution.
Fubara emphasized that he and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, have a shared responsibility to use their positions to advance the progress, security, and well-being of the people of Rivers State.
In his statement, Governor Fubara addressed the recent events that led to the political crisis. He mentioned that on Sunday, October 29, 2023, the Rivers State House of Assembly was damaged by fire. The fire was extinguished, and security agencies took control of the situation.
On Monday, October 30, 2023, Governor Fubara visited the assembly complex to assess the damage and take necessary measures to protect lives and property. He instructed the security agencies to investigate the incident and provide a report.
Shortly after, two factions emerged within the state House of Assembly. One faction claimed to have impeached and suspended the House Leader and three others, with the intention of initiating an impeachment action against Governor Fubara. The other faction impeached the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, leading to a political crisis.
Governor Fubara expressed his gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his intervention and also thanked the elders who are currently working towards resolving the crisis.