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Rivers crisis : Wike blasts Fubara, says we won’t buy arms to ‘kill anybody’

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday knocked Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers over the recent injunction against some lawmakers in the state.

Wike asserted that no injunction obtained at unconventional hours would see the light of the day.

Speaking at a civic reception for Chief George Thompson Sekibo in Ogu-Bolo, Wike clarified his stance on political allegiance, refuting claims of expecting worship from supporters.

Acknowledging his past misjudgment of Fubara, Wike publicly apologized and vowed to rectify his mistake in due time.

“If they like, they can go to anybody by 2am or 4am to get injunction. The law will take its course. We must follow due process, ” Wike said.

“It is not easy to be a public officer and the people decide to honour you. Let me thank the Ogu council of chiefs and the entire community who insisted that their son should be honoured.

“You have refused politics to divide you. It shows that you have the interest of your community in mind. I came because I respect people who appreciate what God has used people to do for them.

“God uses people to help others. So when you have been helped, you appreciate them. God will know you have appreciated him. Nobody can worship man. All of us believe that it is only God we will worship.

“As politicians, we appreciate people who have helped us. When I came to ask you to support me, you supported me. Did I worship you? Did I ask you to worship me?

“If you had not supported me, I would not have been where I am. Did you tell me to worship you? So where does the issue of worship come from?” Wike queried.

He urged his supporters not to be intimidated and promised to continue advocating for peace and adherence to legal processes.

Rejecting any involvement in violence, the former Rivers Governor reassured the public that would not fund any activities aimed at harming or killing individuals.

He emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and encouraged his followers to remain steadfast.

“So don’t worry yourselves. We won’t give money to anybody to go and buy arms to kill anybody. I have maintained peace and I want to beg all of you to continue to maintain peace.

“Nobody will tell me that I can’t live in my house or not go to my house. But all of you should maintain the peace. Follow law and due process. We will get to the end

“As you see me, I stand straight. I think well. I came with Senator Magnus Abe. I work with people that have brains.

“In politics, when people with brains agree they disagree. Those, who don’t know what to do said they would bring me down. Who born them? They are nowhere. When you are in charge, you are in charge.

“Everything will calm down. All these people running around, they would come down. Boma worked for his appointment, he showed loyalty and commitment, and that is why God placed him there. Don’t worry.

“Let me also advise you: forget about how they abuse us. You must be alive for people to abuse you. If you are dead, will they abuse you?

“At the appropriate time when the results will be announced, we will know who is who. We have defeated them severally.

“Some of them ran to Abuja, but when I went to Abuja, they ran back here. Have you not seen the way Abuja is moving? No amount of propaganda can help you.

“Ogu people have shown loyalty and I want to thank you, ” he said.

In attendance at the reception were Wike’s associates, including Senator Magnus Abe and officials from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), among others.

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