I won’t govern Rivers like a dictator – Fubara

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The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has promised not to rule the state like a dictator but as a member of a team that has the best interest of the state at heart.

Fubara said this during the formal presentation of Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office to the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Michael Tom, as first-class traditional ruler, at Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Stating that he is determined to leave a lasting legacy that can be celebrated, the governor assured that his administration would collaborate and continue to consult widely in delivering a liberated state experiencing enduring peace.

“We are at a crossroad in our state where we all need to stand for what is right. It happens once in a life time. So, for now, be one of those people that will be in the course to liberate and free our dear State.

“And I know strongly that having the support of a peace-loving Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, having the support of the wonderful Council of Chiefs, having the support of the great people of Rivers State, we will bring peace in our State. We will do those things that are right to develop our State.

“We will continue to consult. We will not act as dictators. We will act as people who know that one day, we will leave, and when we leave, the way we have acted will speak for us. We will not force people to talk good about us. Our legacy will be a signature for how we led,” the governor said.

Fubara explained that he acted within the ambit of the law to upgrade the traditional stool upon which King Ateke Tom sits in recognition of his efforts in promoting peace in Okrika, and indeed, the State, and urged him to continue to do justice to everyone.

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