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‘One elephant is out of the road’ – Fubara celebrates Supreme Court victory, hails Wike as ‘Oga’



Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State on Thursday declared that “one elephant is out of the road” while celebrating the affirmation of his election by the Supreme Court.

Fubara also said his triumph at the apex court has laid to rest the legal battles that added to the distractions his administration grappled with in the last eight months.

In a statement by his media aide, Boniface Onyedi, Fubara said: “About an hour ago, the Supreme Court revalidated our mandate in the election. It is a victory for the entire state.

“It is important for us to note that we need this victory to consolidate the purpose of governance. Prior, we have had a few distractions here and there.

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“And the good news that came to us this morning is a refreshing strength that will encourage us to continue the good works in governance.”

Fubara expressed gratitude to God for His help, and to President Bola Tinubu for his fatherly role in issues concerning Rivers State.

He also extended gratitude to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, whom he described as his “Oga”, for all his support.

The governor called on everyone to join hands with his administration to build a competitive state that will be reckoned with as truly prosperous in all ramifications.

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“We have a dream of making it a highly competitive state that will measure, if not up to Lagos but close to becoming like Lagos. We can only achieve this in an atmosphere of peace.

“So I am calling on everyone, not just on our internal issue but those members from other parties, the issue is settled, come and let’s build the Rivers State of our dream.

“We will continue to protect and provide the basic needs of governance to everyone who is doing business and who lives in Rivers State.

“We would address our state very soon on the victory, but for now, let everybody be happy that one elephant is out of the road, the other one, by God’s help, will be resolved amicably and the family will be one.”