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JUST IN: Rivers Governor, Sim Fubara, Accepts Tinubu’s Peace Deal in Christmas Broadcast

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has accepted President Bola Tinubu’s peace deal aimed at ending the political crisis rocking the state.

In a statewide Christmas broadcast, Fubara declared his commitment to implementing the terms of the pact, despite mixed reactions from stakeholders.

The governor, delivering his first Christmas address since assuming office, acknowledged the sobering circumstances of Jesus Christ’s birth – born in a humble manger to simple parents. He drew parallels, urging Rivers residents to embrace the virtues of simplicity, humility, and forgiveness during the festive season.

Fubara reiterated his administration’s “continuity and consolidation” mantra, promising to deliver the dividends of democracy despite recent political turmoil. He thanked Rivers people and President Tinubu for their support, particularly the President’s intervention in quelling the near crisis.

Acknowledging the mixed reactions to the peace deal, Fubara assured that, after careful consideration, he found it “not as bad as it is being portrayed.” He emphasised his belief in the pact’s potential to restore peace and stability, without compromising democratic values or the people’s interests.

He said, “Mr. President’s Peace Proclamation has naturally elicited mixed reactions from our people and across the country. While most stakeholders have violently condemned it, a few others have applauded It.

“As a principal participant in the entire saga, I have taken some time to study the terms therein and have come to the conclusion that the Peace Pact is not as bad as it is being portrayed by those genuinely opposed to it. It is certainly, not a death sentence. It offers some way towards a lasting peace and stability in our dear State.

“Accordingly, I reaffirm my acceptance of the Presidential Peace Proclamation and my commitment to implementing both the spirit and letters of the declaration in such a way and manner that will restore political stability to our dear State without compromising the collective interest of our people and our cherished and shared democratic values.

Fubara said positive steps have been taken towards implementing the deal, including the withdrawal of impeachment proceedings against him and the release of withheld allowances for lawmakers. He expressed his unwavering commitment to peace, stating, “there is no price too much to pay” and emphasising the priority of peace over conflict.

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  1. WHAT A DEATHLY BLOW TO DETRACTORS WHO WISHED AND LONG FOR CHAOS AND ANARCHY.

    The Misleaders who pride themselves in empty wisdom would perhaps look elsewhere to fester their foolishness and fan the embers of discordant tunes away from Rivers state.

    KUDOS TO GOVERNOR Fubura FOR GIVING PEACE A CHANCE AND NOT GIVING IN AND OR CAVE IN TO ANARCHISTS PARADING AS LOVERS OF THE STATE AND ITS PEOPLE.

    Pray that God continues to guide the Governor and infuse more wisdom into him for good governance of the state.

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