Governor Sim Fubara Dragged on Social Media for Saying He Can Resign for Peace


Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has been dragged on social media for his comments on an AIT Live interview on Thursday.

In the interview, Fubara stated his well-known comments that no sacrifice is too big for him to pay for the success of the state. He added that he could give up his position for peace to reign in Rivers State. He further reiterated that there are things that he could have done to precipitate further crisis, but his “maturity” put a restraint on his actions.

Recall that Fubara, has been in a raging political battle for supremacy in Rivers politics with the current Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

The crisis emanated from plans to impeach Fubara from office. The plans allegedly orchestrated by Wike through the members of the State House of Assembly. The crisis resulted in the partial burning and eventual demolition of the State House of Assembly building in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

In the interview which had generated online comments, Fubara is quoted as saying his interest and love for the state is genuine.

Here is an excerpt of his interview

My burden was not the issue of all the drama, it’s the millions of Rivers people who had made sacrifices and it looks as if their hopes are being dashed. They were the ones I was worried about. What will be their fate? It’s not about me.

“If leaving this position is what I need or what is needed to bring more peace to the state, I can even tell you people to come and take it. It’s not about me. People should understand that definitely I will go but Rivers State will still remain.

However, Governor Fubara’s comments about resigning and making peace did not go down well with people on social media.

Here are some comments on Twitter (X) that followed the release of the interview:

Comments from @officiabishop

Comments from @UbongabCardianl
Comments from @dangerouscasava


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