Fubara fumes over ‘fake’ PDP CTC list, says it won’t stand

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By Ignatius Chukwu
The embattled governor of Rivers State, Sir Sim Fubara, has reacted to the list making the rounds as being the list of members of the caretaker committee of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor called the list ‘fake’ and said it will not stand.
Sir Fubara declared the purported list as the handiwork of cheap publicity seekers and agents of crisis, who he said should know that their imagination would not stand.

According to a statement by Nelson Chukwudi, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov Fubara, the governor explained that the national leadership of the party had met recently and agreed that in States where the tenure of PDP Executives had expired should continue to maintain the officers as caretakers for the next three months.
That decision, Gov Fubara clarified, was from the national headquarters of the party. He said it awaited ratification by the National Executive Council (NEC) who he said did not approve that new names be added to the already existing number of officers, or any subsisting officer(s) removed.
“I know that a lot of you saw something flying in the social media, dailies. Let me brief you, we had a meeting and we agreed that, not just in Rivers State, but in all the States affected, that the Executive Councils (of PDP) should be extended for three months.
“This extension is not meant to bring in new names. The extension also did not say that you are working without the authority of the governor. So, for those lists that you saw and those ones altered, I can assure you that they are not going to stand.”
Gov Fubara pointed out that: “For record purposes, so that you will understand, we also agreed that there is going to be a NEC meeting on the 18th of this month (April) that should ratify that decision.
“So, what you are seeing is the handiwork of desperate people who like media publicity. In fact, empty drums make loudest noise. So, don’t bother about anything. Nothing is happening.”
According to the CPS, Gov Fubara alluded to the fear that had come upon his detractors given the warning he issued a day ago that he will surprise those who dare him, and vowed to continue to make them feel restless.
The Governor said Rivers State remained a very important stake to protect, which is why his Administration chose the path of peace in order to engender progress.
“You can see how restless they have been since I made just one statement, yesterday. We will continue to make them restless.
“They won’t know where we are coming from. We will also continue to hit them hard the way we hit them, yesterday. So, those of you who were worried when you saw those lists that were flying, go and rest, nothing is happening.”

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