Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has expressed his gratitude to God, President Bola Tinubu and the minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, for his triumph at the Supreme Court.
The governor declared his resolve to remain committed to the purpose for which he was elected as governor saying nothing would distract his governance.
Fubara restated his commitment to governance on Thursday while reacting to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his election as the governor of the state.
He said his triumph at the apex court had laid to rest the legal battles that added to the distractions his administration grappled with in the last eight months.
Fubara expressed gratitude to God for His help and to President Tinubu for his fatherly role concerning the internal crisis and the litigation against his election.
The governor in a statement signed by his special assistant, media, Boniface Onyedi, also extended gratitude to Wike, 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 would be reckoned with as truly prosperous in all ramifications.
He 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.”
“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.
“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.”