Why standing with Odili is giving High BP, restlessness to our opponents- Fubara

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara (left); addressing Ndoni people during a reception in his honour at the country home of former Governor, Dr Peter Odili (seated 2nd left); after commissioning the Comprehensive Primary Health Centre in Ndoni Town, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, last Thursday. Senator Lee Meaba (2nd right); Chief David Briggs (right); and others listen

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has unapologetically declared that the real people with integrity and character, are solidly standing with his Administration.

Conversely, the Governor stressed that some other persons who claim and arrogate integrity and character to themselves, actually do not have any iota of such qualities.

In a signed press statement by Nelson Chukwudi, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to Fubara said today, Sunday, April 14 the Governor emphasised that, in life, it is more profitable for an individual to acknowledge what is right, and refuse to yield to negative persuasions to remain true to it, stressing that the former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, is such a personality.

Governor Fubara asserted while addressing the people at the country home of Dr. Odili in Ndoni Town, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area shortly after inaugurating the Comprehensive Primary Health Centre in the community.

The health centre was built by the PAMO Educational Foundation, founded by Dr Odili, and donated to the State Government for use by the people.

Governor Fubara, who expressed delight over the fact that he was invited to be part of the event, thanked God for the gift of life, and appreciated Ndoni people for supporting their own, who had attracted far-reaching recognition to them.

He explained, “I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: it doesn’t matter the number of people that stand with you. Even if you’re standing alone, no matter the side you’re standing on, provided you are standing on the right side, maintain your stand. And we are happy to stand with him (Odili).

“We are also happy that he is standing with us. Even his person alone is giving people high blood pressure. They are restless, granting all sorts of media interviews. Why are they doing it? It is because the people that matter, the people that have what they claimed they have; integrity, are with us. That is the truth.

“So, if we have one person who has integrity and character, is it not better than having 1,000 persons with questionable character? So, we are happy to identify with him.”

Governor Fubara restated his promise of making sure that everything that is needed to make the health centre function maximally would be supplied to further support the people of Ndoni.

“We came here to celebrate with our own Daddy. It is a celebration of giving back to society. It is natural that when God blesses you, such time should come when you say: let me return those blessings to the society.

“And we are happy to identify with what I consider, and I want to tag as the ‘I’ agenda. This is the genuine ‘I’ agenda project.”

Governor Fubara said further: “This was not done when he was in power when he could have used public funds to execute projects. He is no longer in government. He is a private man.

“And now that he is a private man, he has done something to support his people. That is the right time to use the word ‘I’ did this.

“Let me thank our people. Continue to support our Daddy. He is a great man. He is integrity and character personified. It is only those who understand what greatness is all about that will appreciate what he has done,” he said.

Speaking further, Governor Fubara said: “Greatness is not about money. Greatness is the value that you give to yourself. Greatness is the respect that you preserve for yourself.

“So that even when you’re being insulted, you look around and say: I know my value, I will not bring myself down. So, continue to stand with it. God will help us to achieve the purpose of governance with your help,” he emphasised.