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I Didn’t Believe I’d Last One Month In Office — Fubara

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has  expressed his astonishment at surviving his first year in office, given the intense political turmoil that erupted shortly after his inauguration.

 Fubara, who assumed office on May 29, 2023, faced immediate and severe challenges, culminating in a significant political crisis by October 30 of the same year. 

The crisis began with a fire incident in the State House of Assembly, which set off a chain of destabilizing events.

Speaking at a Church Thanksgiving service to mark his first anniversary in office, Governor Fubara reflected on the precarious early days of his tenure. 

“Some two months ago, nobody would have believed that we will be seated here to say, ‘God, thank You that we are able to navigate this troubled water to this point’,” he said, acknowledging the improbability of his administration’s survival through such turbulent times.

Governor Fubara revealed that there were concerted efforts to undermine his administration from the onset, particularly during the planning stages of the anniversary celebration.

 “You won’t understand. I can tell you in good authority that even before we started this programme, there was every plan to frustrate us. But to the glory of God, we are all gathered here to say, ‘God, thank You, that You have carried us and led us to this point’,” he explained.

The Thanksgiving ceremony was more than a personal reflection; it was a public testament to the resilience of his administration and the faith that guided them through adversity.

 “Now, if we have God by our side, do we have any problem?” Fubara asked rhetorically, underscoring his belief in divine providence. 

He also extended his gratitude to those who supported him throughout the challenging period, promising not to betray the trust the people of Rivers State have placed in him.

Governor Fubara reassured the citizens that the state’s governance under his leadership would continue to improve. 

“What the devil thought it was evil, God turned it to blessing and good. I will not give this day to anybody, I will not talk about anybody, I will only say, ‘God Almighty thank You’,” he declared, signifying a commitment to positive governance and continuous development.

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