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Fubara says he is ‘ready to leave office for peace to reign in Rivers

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has stated that he is willing to step down as governor for the sake of peace in the state.

Fubara stated this in an exclusive interview with the AIT, while the political crisis between him and his predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, lingers.

President Bola Tinubu had already intervened in the issue, convincing Governor Fubara and Wike to sign an agreement to resolve the festering political crisis. However, the situation has persisted unabated.

Speaking during the interview, Fubara said, “No sacrifice will be too big for me to pay for the success of this administration. The reason is very simple: it is not political love. It is not because I want to gain any favor from anybody. My interest in and love for our dear state are genuine.

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

“My burden wasn’t the issue of all the drama. It is the millions of Rivers people who have made sacrifices who are seeing opportunity, and it looks as if their hopes are being dashed. They were the ones I was worried about. What would be their fate? That was my trouble. It is not about me.”

He continued, “If leaving this position is what I need or what is needed to bring more peace in this state, I can even tell the people to come and take it. It is not about me. People should understand that I’m here; 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 the ability to restrain in the face of crisis when you have the power to do things is maturity.”

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