Categories: Politics

Fubara Not Talking Type But An Achiever, Says Wike


Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday said even though the Governor-elect, Siminialayi Fubara, who will succeed him in office is a quiet person, he will perform well as governor of the state.

Describing Fubara as an achiever, Wike said as someone who was part of his government and knows where he stopped, it is left for the new Governor-elect to make his mark and fill the “big shoe” he is leaving behind.

“For everybody, you determine what you want to do, you determine how your future want to be, if you way to go away politically it is left for you. See what I have done and I do know he (Fubara) is somebody who is calm, he is not the talking type, he is the quiet type but he is an achiever, he knows where we have stopped.

“It is for him to make his mark; it is for him to fill the big shoe I have left. He has worked with me, he has worked in the system from 2015. He resigned as Accountant General some months ago, he knows the government, he knows what the government has done,” Wike said in a media chat.

READ ALSO: Wike Denies Working Against Peter Obi In Presidential Election

The governor berated those who allege that he is planting Fubara to succeed him so he could be influencing the new governor. He said his interest is someone who can outperform him and not someone he can influence.

“It is my hope that he (Fubara) performs better and people will say look we are happy of the product you chose for us, that is my own happiness. It is not to begin to influence him. Influence him to do what? Is it to ask him for money or to bring money to my wife? What kind of system is that?

Wike noted that even though he has done a lot of work in Rivers State, there are still a lot his successor can do, adding that the new governor will shock everybody.

“There are so many things left for him to do, so many things and I know by the grace of God he will shock everybody. When I came on board nobody ever believed I can do anything, they carried all kind of stories but today I have shocked everybody,” he said.

Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was the Accountant General under Governor Wike, was declared the winner of the governorship election conducted on Saturday in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He polled 302,614 votes to defeat his closet rival Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 95,274 votes while the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Senator Magnus Abe, and Labour Party (LP)’s, Beatrice Itubo came a distant third and fourth with 46,981 and 22,224 votes respectively.

Donatus Anichukwueze

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Politics

I Have No Regrets Not Supporting Jandor For Lagos Gov Election — Bode George

George said he followed the decision of a group he belongs to which was to support the best among all…

1 min ago
  • Headlines

‘I Can Go Anywhere With My Green Passport’, Bode George Speaks On Exile After Tinubu’s Victory

"With my green passport and my credibility and worthiness, I can go anywhere," the PDP chieftain stated.

8 mins ago
  • Politics

PDP Crisis: Ayu Looking For Trouble If He Disregards Court Order On Suspension – Bode George

The PDP chieftain also called for calm and unity in the opposition party.

9 mins ago
  • Headlines
  • Sports

Super Eagles Bounce Back With Revenge Win Against Guinea-Bissau

A first-half penalty from Moses Simon was enough for Jose Peseiro’s men to win the reverse fixture.

1 hour ago
  • Local

Diya Was A Patriot With Deep Commitment To Nigeria, Osinbajo Mourns

Diya died on Sunday morning at the age of 79, according to family sources.

1 hour ago
  • Local

SEC Urges Young People To Avoid Ponzi Schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission said youths should be mindful of fraudulent activities such as 'Ponzi scheme' that can mar…

2 hours ago