Rivers Assembly: At last, Fubara speaks on Appeal court judgement

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has said that he is not worried by Thursday’s Appeal Court judgment which returned Martin Amaewhule and 24 other lawmakers to the state House of Assembly.

The Appeal Court had nullified the order of a Rivers State High Court which restrained Amaewhule and the other lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, from parading themselves as lawmakers.

The court also said only the Federal High Court has the jurisdiction to entertain the matter of the lawmakers.

Meanwhile, Fubara has assured all that his administration will not waver in its commitment to providing the critical infrastructure required for the speedy development of the state.

Fubara gave the assurance after he inspected the extent of reconstruction work done at the Zonal Hospital at Bori Town, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area on Friday.

This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary , Nelson Chukwudi.

The governor addressed the concerns expressed by Rivers people over recent pronouncements of the court and said there was no cause to worry because God has prepared him a table of blessings in the presence of his enemies.

He said, “I know that a lot of you will be wondering what is going on and all that. The government has its challenges. If you go to the book of Psalms 23 verse 5, in the Bible, it says that God prepares a table before you; it can be before anybody.

“But there is an underlined word that should be noted there: it said ‘in the presence of your enemies’. So, it means that nothing comes easy.

“I want to assure every one of you and the good people of Rivers State that we are not deterred. We have made our promises, and we will continue to give you good governance, no matter how difficult it is.

“But, like I said before, the worst is over. We are moving on to ensure that we continue to provide what is needed for the development of our state.”