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Rivers People Celebrate Their Liberation – Fubara



Rivers People Celebrate Their Liberation - Fubara

Governor Siminalayi Fubara said the people of Rivers feel liberated and are wholeheartedly supporting his government because of the sacrifices he is making to ensure people reign in Rivers.

Fubara said it was the feeling of liberation, that is propelling the people of the state to continue to organize special thanksgiving services in celebration of the validation of electoral victory at the Supreme across the local government areas of the state.

The Rivers State Governor said this at a special ceremony organised by the Okrika Council of Chiefs and the people of Okrika to honour the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Tom, which was held at the Okrika National School field to celebrate his Supreme Court victory on Saturday.

Fubara said: “I am not asking anybody to go round to do Thanksgiving as some of you might be thinking. These are people who wake up in the morning and say, we have been liberated. We want to tell people that we exist.

“And everyday you’re seeing the numbers, this is not artificial, this is organic support and why are we getting it, it is because of peace that we stand for.”

The Governor promised to commence reconstruction work on Isaka Community Landing Jetty, and activate the sand filling project that was abandoned in the area

He also pronounced the upgrade, from second class status to a first class status, the traditional stool upon which King Ateke Tom sits.

In his welcome address, former Federal Minister of Transport, Chief Abiye Sekibo said the Wakirike nation is celebrating one of its own, King Ateke Tom, who had contributed to the prevailing peace in the various communities and the Niger Delta.

Chief Sekibo, who extended the congratulations of the people to Governor Fubara over his electoral victory, commended him for his decision to ensure the reign of peace and assured that Wakirike Be Se will continue to support his administration into his second tenure.

The Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Tom was bestowed with the honour of Be Se Poku by the apex body of traditional rulers and the people of Okrika at the event.

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