Members of the G-60, a group of federal legislators, have noted that despite political obstacles designed to undermine the state’s government, Rivers State Governor Sir Siminalayi Fubara has stayed focused on completing historic projects.

They claimed that the governor has successfully navigated through difficult political times, refusing to let them get to him, and provided excellent leadership that has benefited the people of Rivers.

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Following a meeting with Governor Fubara in Port Harcourt on Sunday, the sixty federal lawmakers—who are members of the House of Representatives—made the statement.

They had initially attended the church Thanksgiving service, held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Garrison in Port Harcourt, to commemorate the governor’s first year in office.

The delegation’s leader, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, a member of the House of Representatives representing Imo State’s Ideato North and South Federal Constituency, praised God for the celebration of Governor Fubara’s one-year tenure of transformative leadership.

“We are very excited about the Trans-Kalabari Road project,” he stated, “which would benefit over three or four local governments and go across the state’s marshy areas.

“The Port Harcourt Ring Road project, which would reduce traffic around Port Harcourt and cut through six LGAs, also impresses us. The Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road project and other infrastructural initiatives he has undertaken have also pleased us.”

Ugochinyere clarified, saying, “And we are here to declare that we are solidly with the governor on behalf of our other brothers who are part of us but could not make it here today, as well as the members of the House of Representatives who are present today.

“We appreciate what he is doing and we are here to thank God Almighty for what he has done, and call on Rivers people to continue to stand strongly and firmly with His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, so that he can deliver on those promises he made to Rivers people.”

He expressed his gratitude to Rivers State House of Assembly Speaker Victor Oko-Jumbo for his support and solidarity with the governor, noting that this cooperation between the legislature and the executive branch had allowed the people of Rivers to reap the benefits of democracy.

Ugochinyere pleaded with individuals on the opposing sides to see that Rivers’ interests as a people and state have to come first in all decisions.

River State’s growth is centered on public institutions and public trust. Nothing about it is personal; Governor Fubara was placed in office by God, who also bestows power. So let’s get together and collaborate with him to complete those initiatives.

“That is why we are here to celebrate and thank God for one year in office, even though to us, in actual sense, it is not one year in office. It is about four months in office before he took charge as Governor of Rivers State,” he said.