I’m Full-blooded Ijaw, Fubara Replys Wike.

Embracing Heritage, Governor Fubara Affirms Full-Blooded Ijaw Identity Amidst Speculations

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has unequivocally declared his full-blooded Ijaw identity, dispelling speculations to the contrary. Governor Fubara made this declaration while receiving the Kalabari traditional institution, Kalabari Se Kobiri, which formally informed him about the passing of the Amanyanabo of Kalabari Kingdom, King Theophilus Princewill, at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

Governor Fubara reaffirms his full-blooded Ijaw identity amid speculations, emphasizing the integral role of Opobo and Kalabari in the larger Ijaw struggle
The Kalabari Se Kobiri delegation informs Governor Fubara of the passing of King Theophilus Princewill and invites him to lead the funeral

The Kalabari Se Kobiri delegation, led by the Regent of Kalabari Kingdom, Chief Charles Numbere, and the Chairman of the Central Working Committee for the late monarch’s burial, Prince Tonye Princewill, visited the governor for this purpose.

Governor Fubara addressed the speculations surrounding his identity, emphasizing, “For the records, I am full-blooded Ijaw, up to my bones.” He underscored the integral role of Opobo and Kalabari in the larger Ijaw struggle, highlighting the inseparability of these communities from the Ijaw identity.

Reflecting on the late King Amachree’s legacy, Governor Fubara commended his ability to speak truth to power, regardless of the consequences, considering it a symbol of true Ijaw disposition.

Expressing gratitude for the delegation’s visit, Governor Fubara praised the Central Working Committee for its commendable efforts. He urged Kalabari leaders to collaborate for a successful transition in honouring the late monarch.

Chief Charles Numbere, the Regent of Kalabari Kingdom, formally informed the governor about the scheduled burial of the late traditional ruler on November 30, 2023. The governor was invited to lead the funeral, and Chief Numbere emphasized the significance of the governor’s presence on the occasion.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s declaration of his full-blooded Ijaw identity comes as a powerful affirmation of cultural pride and unity in Rivers State. By dispelling speculations and embracing his roots, the governor sets an example of leadership grounded in a deep connection to heritage. The acknowledgment of Opobo and Kalabari’s integral role in the larger Ijaw struggle further strengthens the bonds between communities.

As Governor Fubara prepares to lead the funeral of the Amanyanabo of Kalabari Kingdom, his role transcends the ceremonial; it symbolizes a commitment to unity and shared mourning. In a region marked by diversity, Governor Fubara’s leadership reflects a vision of inclusivity and cultural celebration, laying the foundation for a more connected and harmonious society in Rivers State.

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