We Won’t Haunt You, Fubara Tells IPAC

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Mr Siminalayi Fubara, yesterday, told the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Rivers State Chapter, that his government would not haunt the group.

According to him, no person who truly loved the state, whether embittered or not, would want to burn it down to achieve personal or political agenda.

The governor said whatever political strength anybody claimed to have amounted to nothing without the state and its people.

Fubara spoke while hosting the IPAC leadership led by its Chairman, Mr Sensei Osaro, on a solidarity visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The governor assured them of a right environment for all political parties to operate so that they could engage with government and offer credible opposition.

He emphasised that it was the best thing to do, believing that the opposition political parties had acknowledged that elections were over, and were resolved to offer effective support required to advance good governance in the state.

The governor insisted that an egalitarian society would be engendered so that people can feel free to voice their opinions without intimidation, saying those criticisms would contribute to having more focused implementation of policies that would serve the general good of the State.

“So, we are happy to identify with you. We are assuring you, even when you leave here, criticise me, I don’t have problem with that. It is meant to spur me to do well. We will continue to give you the freedom. We will not cage anybody. We will not revoke your property.

“You can also take my message to your National Secretariat, we will continue to stand on the right path. We will support them because we can see that they are also doing what is right. Anytime they need our support, let them feel free to ask for it,” the governor said.

IPAC chairman, Osaro, thanked Fubara for the opportunity to meet with them, and announced that IPAC has passed a vote of confidence on the Governor.

He also announced the decision of IPAC to honour the Governor as the Grand Patron and Leader of the umbrella body of all political parties in the State.

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