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 I’m willing to give up my office for peace in Rivers — Fubara

I’m willing to give up my office for peace in Rivers — Fubara

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has stated that no sacrifice is too big for him to pay for the success of the state.

He added that he could give up his position to bring peace to Rivers State.

The governor stated this in an interview with AIT on Thursday.

Fubara further stated that there are things he could have done that would have resulted in a “total crisis”. However, his ability to restrain even when he has the power is maturity.

During the interview, Fubara said, “No sacrifice will be too big for me to pay for the success of this administration.

“And the reason is very simple, it’s not political love, it’s not because I want to gain any favour from anybody, my interest and love for our dear state is genuine.

I’m not trying to say I want to be one man who will be there to decide the fate of all but let Rivers State remain.

“My burden was not the issue of all the drama, it’s the millions of Rivers people who had made sacrifices and it looks as if their hopes are being dashed. They were the ones I was worried about. What will be their fate? It’s not about me.

“If leaving this position is what I need or what is needed to bring more peace to the state, I can even tell you people to come and take it. It’s not about me. People should understand that definitely I will go but Rivers State will still remain.

“I am the governor, no matter what it is, there are things I could have done and there would have been a total crisis. But your ability to restrain in the face of crisis even when you have the power to do things is maturity.”

PUNCH reports that Fubara has been having a running battle with the camp of his predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Earlier in January, Fubara declared himself as the winner of the crisis rocking the state. He said those behind the crisis wanted him out of office but since he is still in charge.

He also stated that he would not fold his arms and watch anyone or any group of people trying to sabotage his government. (Punch)

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