Rivers Crisis: Youths Pledge To Safeguard Gov Fubara, Condemn Attacks By Tony Okocha, ALGON

Rivers State youths have declared their unwavering support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the welfare of the state. This resolute stance was articulated during a press briefing led by Amb. Chijioke Ihunwo, Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Rivers State chapter.

Amb. Ihunwo highlighted the youths’ determination to shield Governor Fubara from unwarranted criticism and insinuations, particularly from Tony Okocha, the factional chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He urged Okocha to redirect his efforts towards fulfilling his duties as the NDDC representative, questioning the efficacy of his tenure despite substantial allocations. Warning of potential repercussions. Amb. Ihunwo cautioned Okocha against further attacks on the governor’s office, threatening to organize protests in Abuja should such actions persist. He also called upon President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene and curb Okocha’s inflammatory rhetoric, which he argued posed a threat to the peace of Rivers State.

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Furthermore, Amb. Ihunwo reaffirmed the readiness of Rivers youths to thwart any attempts at impeaching Governor Fubara by lawmakers whose seats have been declared vacant in accordance with constitutional provisions.

The chairman also criticized Local Government Area (LGA) chairmen for using the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) platform to level baseless accusations against the governor’s administration. Expressing bewilderment at their sudden activism, he questioned their silence during the previous administration and issued a stern ultimatum, announcing their impending removal from office on June 18th, 2024.