Following wide speculations that immediate-past Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Siminalaye Fubara has appealed to him not to be far from him if he eventually crosses over to other side of the political divide.
Fubara made the appeal on Sunday while speaking during a thanksgiving reception in honour of the former governor at his private residence in Rumueprikom in the Obio-Akpor local government area of the state.
The governor said: “While we are seeing sign that it’s like you want to go over to the other side with everybody wishing that, please don’t be too far from me because I know that the sharks, the tigers are really around looking for what to hurt.
“So, being around would continue to guide and put my head straight for the purpose of this state.”
Speaking during the Thanksgiving service, which was held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumueprikom, Fubara ascribed glory to God for the victories secured during the political process that led to his emergence as governor, amidst fierce opposition.
The governor said as a member of the political family of Barr. Nyesom Wike, the political battle experienced can be considered as bent on scuttling the smooth transition process that now delights the true people of Rivers.
He stated that the culture of regular thanksgiving to God demonstrated by Wike was undoubtedly attributable to the many victories he recorded on all fronts.
Fubara emphasised that because Chief Wike has again returned to thanking God after 8 years of successful stewardship and service as governor, the former first family of the State will continue to grow from strength to strength.