Fubara gets new ally as Emerengwa pledges loyalty

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Fubara and Emerengwa

The Rivers State Government says member representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Boniface Emerengwa has pledged his loyalty and support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nelson Chukwudi, Emerengwa made the pledge when he paid a visit to Governor Fubara at Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday evening.

Emerengwa hails from Ikwerre Local Government Area, the headquarters of all the four Ikwerre-speaking LGAs, which also includes Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Obio/Akpor, and Emohua.

The statement quoted the federal lawmaker as explaining that he was throwing his total support behind Fubara because it was undisputable that the governor is both the leader of the Poeples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state.

Elected House of Representatives member in 2015, Emerengwa said he had come to the realisation that it was unnecessary and futile to continue to struggle and fight over who controls the party and leads the state when the party and the nation’s constitutions were clear on the issue.

A very strong politician in Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality, Emerengwa pledged to mobilise thousands of his supporters in his constituency and lead them to join the governor in his efforts of take the state to heights of sustained peace and development.

The former chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area said that Rivers people had made their choice through their votes and gave their mandate to Governor Fubara.

He said having secured electoral victory on March 18, 2023, which had been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Governor Fubara had become the number one citizen of the state as prescribed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He noted that only the blind would not see the giant strides Governor Fubara was already making in various sectors of the state, adding that the best way to assist the state grow as Rivers people was to support the governor in every way possible to achieve sustainable peace and accelerate inclusive development of the State.

The statement quoted Governor Fubara as accepting the pledge of loyalty from the federal lawmaker, saying that his government would never be distracted from delivering on its promises to Rivers people.

Hon Emerengwa was accompanied to Government House by three other House of Representatives members, Hon Awaji-Inombek Abiante of Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency; Hon Boma Goodhead of Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru Federal Constituency; and Hon Anderson Allison Igbiks of Okrika-Ogu/Bolo Federal Constituency, who are strong supporters of Governor Fubara.

This new pledge of allegiance is coming in the wake of a flurry of resignations of elected politicians across the local government areas, who have vowed to support Governor Fubara to succeed.

Notable among them is the Leader of Obio/Akpor Legislative Council and Councillor representing Ward 9, Rt. Hon. Achor Prince Nna, who resigned on March 7.

Obio/Akpor Ward 9 covers Rumuepirikom and Elioparanwo communities, two critical power blocks in Obio/Akpor and the State.

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