Police Silence Over Suspects Behind PH Explosion Baffling – Gov Fubara Says


Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has expressed concerns over the prolonged silence of the Nigerian Police Force with regards to the arrested suspect that attempted detonating an explosive device in Port Harcourt when some protesters were demanding for elongation of tenure of former chairmen of Local Government Councils, after many weeks.

Governor Fubara stressed that if such an act was carried out by supporters linked to him, the same police would have swiftly slammed terrorism charges against them without delay.

The Governor who expressed his worries shortly after the swearing in Mr Emmanuel Onengiye-ofori Frank-Fubara as the new Commissioner for Finance at the Executive Chambers of Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, said that Rivers State, has only one enemy who is vehemently opposed to his administration, with some of his off springs, making frenetic efforts to sink the State.

According to him; “You know, if it were a situation that Governor Fubara is involved in anything, or links Fubara’s associates, by now, Nigeria would have been hot. There would have been arrest, there would have been statements, there would have been counter this or that. There would have been press conferences.

“But, because it is from the other side, nothing is heard yet. But glory to God, they couldn’t hide it forever, even if I have not been hearing anything.

“And, I am wondering after how many weeks now, the Nigerian Police is still not able to come out and make a statement about the attempt by the man that tried to detonate a dynamite in front of Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt.

“I am still wondering why it has not happened. But, maybe, if it was any other thing that has to do with us, they would have charged the person for terrorism.

“But, you see, this God that I serve, we are serving genuinely. This God that Rivers State has been dedicated to by our predecessors, because when they make statements, they say: Rivers State belongs to God; and that is the God that is saving and lifting us,” he said.

Fubara however said that God Almighty, who is all Knowing and Sufficient in all His doings, has continued to frustrate their machinations and bringing shame on them.

Fubara said that like it was upheld in several prayers by his predecessors, Rivers State is dedicated to God, adding that those who fight it will continue to experience inexplicable trouble and defeat.

The Governor said that his administration is satisfied with its dealings with the Rivers State House of Assembly that is duly recognised by law to carry on with its legislative duties and providing the requisite support for effective functioning of the Executive without interruption of governance.

He charged the newly sworn-in Commissioner to ensure he does not disappoint the confidence reposed in him and to also use the opportunity to touch lives, while making the State proud with the quality of service he will render by defending it always.

A statement by Nelson Chukwudi, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Rivers State, said that Fubara assured that his administration will continue to offer services and deliver quality development projects that will truly advance the State on a progressive pedestal that will also translate to quality living for the people.

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