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Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara (middle); State Director, DSS, Clara Olika (3rd right); Commander, 6 Division Garrison & Commander, Sector 3, Joint Task Force (JTF), South-South Operation Delta Safe, Brig.-Gen. Eddie Effiong (2nd right); Commander, 115 Special Operations Group, NAF, Group Captain Ali H. Idris (right); Commander, NNS Pathfinder, Commodore Desmond O. C. Igbo (3rd left); State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu (2nd left); and State Commandant, NSCDC, Mr Basil Igwebueze (left); shortly after the State Security Council Meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Fubara spits fire: Vows to resist supports’ arrest

•Warns against invasion of LG Secretariats
Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has assured that he will fearlessly lead the way to ensure that peace continued to prevail in the State while also protecting all patriotic supporters for their stand on the path of truth.
Governor Fubara, according to a statement by Nelson Chukwudi, his Chief Press Secretary, made the vow while addressing newsmen, shortly after rising from a State Security Council meeting with heads of the security agencies at Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
The Governor emphasised that no grand plan to arrest such patriotic supporters on trumped-up charges will be tolerated.
He stated that there is no extension of tenure of elected local government chairmen, adding that the law is unambiguous on it and stressing that the court has also affirmed the position of the law.
The Governor said: “Let me also say this: I’m also aware that there is a grand plan to come and arrest some of our supporters. This time around, you have to pass through me to arrest them because I don’t think there is anything that any of those people following us have done. Rather, thy are standing on the side of truth.
“If it will cost us our lives to stand on the part of truth, we will do that. And I will be the one that will lead the course,” he added.
Governor Fubara further said: “Let me assure everyone, more especially, the great and peace- loving people of Rivers State: the law is the law. The law has said that there is no extension of tenure.
“The court said so, and whoever that is assuring anybody anywhere of whatever, I advise them to desist from it because peace is what we need in this State.
“I assure everyone of you that whatever it takes to make sure that we maintain peace and order, we are not going back on that,” he emphasised.
Governor Fubara explained that the Security Council Meeting was called because of the recent threat to the peace of the State by the outgone chairmen of the Local Government Councils.
He said: “You are all aware that the tenure of the council chairmen ended yesterday, 17th June, 2024, and today, we have ordered the Heads of Local Government Administration to be in charge while they await further directives.
“It’s really unfortunate that we started hearing some disturbing news from some LGAs of invasion of council secretariats, and it is really unfortunate. So, we have called the Security Council Meeting so that the needful will be done.
“We are also aware that our enemy is also planning a lot of things. But we will not fall into that plot. We will not also allow him or them to destroy the peace that we are enjoying in the State,” he added.
He thanked the media and the peace-loving people of the State for their support, and urged everyone to continue to remain law-abiding for the unity and progress of the State.

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