Fubara acknowledges that Wike continues to be his leader, and any past disagreements are now resolved.

The two leaders came together and exchanged greetings in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during the rededication service of the 2023/2024 Legal Year. The ceremony took place at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church on Hospital Road.

This marked the first public meeting between the politicians since the political turmoil in the state. Addressing the gathering, Fubara expressed his allegiance to his predecessor, affirming that Wike remains his principal.

He characterized the recent political discord in the state as a bygone issue, emphasizing the need for peace in the oil-rich region. Fubara stressed that the attainment of peace is crucial for Rivers State, and he urged all parties and their supporters to embrace peaceful coexistence.

My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody,” the governor said.

He said that although it has been a trying time for the state, the current phase of political misunderstanding will pass and the promises his administration made to the people will be delivered.

The governor also warned those pledging support for him to stop using abusive words on perceived opponents, saying that he did not authorise them to malign anybody.

According to him, in trying to attain development, the devil will always attack, but that what is most important is to “identify the devil and push it out”.

At the start of his speech, Governor Fubara jokingly appealed to the congregants to suspend the recognition of guests in order not to commit another impeachable offence.