Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers says he will remain committed to the purpose he was elected and will no longer allow anything to distract his administration.
Fubara said this on Thursday at the Government House, while addressing newsmen on the heels of the Supreme Court affirmation of his election as the governor of Rivers.
Fubara said his triumph at the Supreme Court has laid to rest the legal battles that added to the distractions his administration grappled with in the last eight months.
“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 to this moment, 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 work in governance,” Fubara said.
He expressed gratitude to God for His help and President Bola Tinubu for his fatherly role in the internal crisis and litigation against his election.
He also extended gratitude to his predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom 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.
“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 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,” Fubara said.
He further said that he would soon address the good people of the state on the apex court victory.
“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.