-As He Marks His First Year In Office With Massive Projects

In the wake of the crisis and power play in Rivers State, no fewer than forty members of the House of Representatives from different political parties on Sunday stormed Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, in a show of solidarity with the Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and in celebration of his one year anniversary as Governor.

Fubara, last month began a 20-day programme of events and activities to mark his first year in office, with the inauguration of the 10.9-kilometre Aleto-Ogale-Ebubu-Eteo section of the old Port Harcourt–Bori road.

Today  being June 2, he is expected to wrap up the celebration with a thanksgiving service at Saint Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Garrison, Port Harcourt. 

Some of the leading lawmakers in attendance are, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere (PDP, Imo State and G60 spokesperson), Hon. Sagir Koki (NNPP, Kano State, G60 co-chairman), Hon. Afam Ogene (LP, Anambra), Hon. Obi Aguocha (LP Abia, G60 Co-chairman), Hon. Philip Agbese (APC, Benue State, Reps Deputy spokesman), Hon. Clement Jimbo (APC, Akwaibom), Hon. Maureen Gwacham (APGA, Anambra), Hon. Midala Usman (PDP, Borno State, G60 secretary), Hon. Aliyu Mustapha (PDP, Kaduna).

Others are, Hon. Mohammed Audu (PDP, Taraba State), Hon. Peter Aniekwe (LP, Anambra State), Hon. Obed Shehu (PDP Gombe), Hon. Kama Nkemkama (LP, Ebonyi), Hon. Esosa Iyawe (LP, Edo State), Hon. Sunday Umeha (LP, Enugu), 

Hon. Mark Esset (PDP, Akwaibom), Hon. Tochi Okere (LP, Imo), Hon. Matthew Nwogu (LP, Imo) , Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi PDP Delta, Dom Okafor APGA Aguata Anambra State and numerous others 

Addressing journalists at the Thanksgiving service, the spokesperson of G60 lawmakers, Ugochinyere said they came to show solidarity to the governor, and celebrate with him on his one year of transformational leadership.

He stated that federal lawmakers across party lines attending the event is evidence of Fubara’s transformational infrastructural revolution which have gotten serious national attention .

Ugochinyere said the lawmakers are in awe of the giant strides of the administration of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State in the last one year, assuring that they will stand with the governor till end of tenure.

He commended the governor for being focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to Rivers people despite distractions. 

Ugochinyere said, “Governor Fubara has recorded great achievements in the areas of good governance, restoration and maintenance of peace and unity, and provision of massive infrastructural projects for economic prosperity in Rivers State, just one year after his assumption of office.

“Evidence of that was seen in the 20-day programme of events and activities to celebrate his first year in office, with the inauguration of the 10.9-kilometre Aleto-Ogale-Ebubu-Eteo section of the old Port Harcourt–Bori road, Elele-Umudioga-Egbeda-Ubimini-Ikiri-Omoku 31 km road; commissioning of the Emohua-Terma road, commissioning of Egbeda Internal roads project in Emohua Local Government Area, commissioning of phase 1 of Port Harcourt Electrical Village and flag off of phase 2 and so many others.

“These are very massive projects which so many administrations had deliberately withheld from reaching the masses. But from the way the Governor is going, you will understand, there are many other good things to come. We commend him and he will always have our support.”

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