Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has expressed gratitude to his predecessors, former Governor Peter Odili and Senator John Mbata, for their unwavering support. Speaking at a state banquet celebrating his first year in office and the 57th anniversary of Rivers State’s creation, Fubara acknowledged their pivotal roles in his administration.

Governor Fubara described Odili as a true elder statesman and hailed Senator Mbata as a stronghold shaking the camp of opposition forces. Their consistent backing has caused confusion among detractors, who find themselves challenged by the unity and resilience displayed by Fubara’s team. “Each time they stand with us,” Fubara emphasized, “they’re one million in one man.”

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Fubara attributed this support to divine intervention, stating, “You can see the handiwork of God! It is not me. It is when God is in control, He makes everything perfect in His way and in His time.” Amidst political feuds and power struggles, Fubara remains determined to hold on to power, bolstered by the unwavering loyalty of Odili and Mbata.

Former Governor Peter Odili, in a separate statement, assured Fubara that no one could shake him. Speaking at the inauguration of the Omoku-Egbema Road, Odili urged Fubara not to be apprehensive, emphasizing that the people stand firmly behind him.

As Rivers State navigates its political landscape, the support of influential figures like Odili and Mbata continues to play a crucial role. Fubara’s administration remains steadfast, guided by the belief that divine providence and unwavering allies will see them through turbulent times.