Former Obio/Akpor LGA Chairman Rebukes Criticism, Backs Governor Sim Fubara Amidst Political Strife in Rivers State

Ex-Obio/Akpor LGA Chairman Dismisses Criticism, Voices Support for Governor Sim Fubara

Solomon Abel Eke, the former Local Government Chairman of Obio/Akpor LGA in Rivers State, condemns the recent comments made by Samuel Nwanosike, the Council Chairman of Ikwerre LGA, against Governor Sim Fubara.

The political climate in Rivers State appears tense as local leaders engage in verbal sparring.

Political Discord: Ikwerre LGA Chairman Accuses Governor Sim Fubara of Incompetence

Nwanosike, a close associate of former Governor Nyesom Wike, accuses Governor Sim Fubara of lacking the capacity to manage the power bestowed upon him.

The remarks spark controversy and draw a response from Solomon Abel Eke, who defends Governor Fubara at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward 12 event.

Eke’s Perspective: Wike’s Administration Criticized for Being Overbearing

Addressing attendees at the PDP event in Rumuomoi, Port Harcourt, Eke criticizes the administration of former Governor Nyesom Wike, characterizing it as overly controlling.

Eke contends that local council chairmen during Wike’s tenure lacked freedom of speech, suggesting a stark contrast to the current situation under Governor Fubara.

Governor Fubara’s Leadership Style: Emphasis on Freedom and Expression

Eke highlights what he perceives as a positive shift in governance under Governor Sim Fubara, noting that the current administration allows for more freedom of expression.

He rebuts Nwanosike’s criticism by emphasizing the freedom local leaders now have, contrasting it with the constraints he claims were present during Wike’s term.

Ward 12 Support: Local Backing for Governor Fubara Amidst Political Strife

Expressing gratitude to the people of Ward 12 for their support, Eke assures them that endorsing Governor Sim Fubara will yield benefits.

He pledges that Fubara’s projects will extend to the ward, emphasizing their role as supporters and the pivotal position of Ward 12 in Obio/Akpor.

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