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‘Nobody has monopoly of violence’ – Fubara

Governors Siminalayi Fubara has cautioned political leaders in Rivers State against instigating violence.

Fubara issued the warning at the flag-off of the construction of Elele-Omoku Road in the oil-rich South-South state on Thursday, May 16.

The governor vowed that any politician who harms another in the name of politics would pay for the crime.

He advised local government chairmen in the state to conduct themselves and refrain from promoting violence.

“When we left Aleso the other day, some people went there and attacked our people. There is no need for it. Nobody has the monopoly of violence,” Fubara said.

“I should even be the one who should come and shout that I will do this, I will do that, but I don’t need to do that because both sides belong to me.

“So, I am advising those people who call themselves local government chairmen, you have a few days in office, please conduct yourselves. Politic will come, politics will go – we will still live our lives.

“Let anyone not deceive you, if you deliberately hurt anybody in the cause of expressing your useless support, nobody will forgive you, you will pay for it. So, I’m begging everyone, please conduct yourselves,” Fubara said.

The governor said he is the most abused person in the state but has remained calm in the face of serious provocations.

He urged everyone to remain calm and allow peace to reign in the state.

“As a matter of fact, I am the most abused, ‘mumu governor wey no know wetin to do with power’, (sic). Is it not? Have I said anything? So, please just endure until when you finish you go your way, I don’t’ want any trouble,” he said.

He said he will not give his detractors the opportunity to cause political tension in the state.

Fubara said he has assured President Bola Tinubu who is the leader of the country that he will take the part of peace and not renege on the promise.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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