NewsCalm Down, Our Enemies Already Defeated - Fubara Urges Ijaw Youths

Calm Down, Our Enemies Already Defeated – Fubara Urges Ijaw Youths

May 16, (THEWILL)- Governor Siminalayi Fubara has urged the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) to stay calm, saying there was no need to disrupt the peace, as the enemies of Rivers State have been defeated.

Fubara spoke on Thursday while addressing the national and state leadership of the Council who were on a solidarity walk to the Government House, Port Harcourt.

The walk was staged as part of activities to celebrate the annual heroic exploits of late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, 56 years after his death, which is observed every May 16.

The governor noted that Major Isaac Adaka Boro genuinely stood for equity, justice, and fair play, and pursued his course to ensure liberation for the Ijaw people and their clans.

“Because he stood for that unique thing, even after his death, we still celebrate him because he was a liberator. Every Rivers man, it doesn’t matter whether you are Ijaw or upland, the most important thing is that every genuine Rivers man must be a liberator.

“And I’m happy that you have come here today. I have also received you because we have one common purpose, to liberate our dear State. We are not going back on that.

“I am happy that you’ve told me this morning that when I call, you will respond. But there is nothing to call on you for because we have already defeated them.

“By the special grace of God, what they thought they would have done to us while we were celebrating our one year in office, they are the ones sleeping with their two eyes open. It shows that we have the Ijaw blood. And what is that blood: it is the blood of action; less talk, more action”, he said.

Governor Fubara appealed to Ijaw youths to conduct themselves peacefully as they celebrate Major Isaac Adaka Boro Day and be good ambassadors of the entire Ijaw Nation.

The IYC President, Jonathan Lokpobiri, described the day as historic because Ijaw people were meeting with their governor on Major Isaac Adaka Boro Memorial Day.

Lokpobiri said this affirms that the gods of the Ijaw people are at work, and warned all detractors to retrace their steps and allow the Governor, who has the full mandate of the people, to discharge his duties to the Rivers people.

He commended Governor Fubara for his courage, bravery and commitment to good governance, insisting that his struggle and triumph resonates with the hope of all Ijaw people.

On his part, the Chairman of IYC, Eastern Zone, Tamuno Kpokpo, clarified that their visit was not to signify an ethnic war, but to lend support in the protection of the interest and continuous development of Rivers State.

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