Tony Okocha’s group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined other well-meaning Rivers people in celebrating the victory of Sir Siminalayi Fubara in the just concluded Governorship Election.
Sir Sim who contested under the PDP emerged Governor-Elect of Rivers State in the Saturday March 18, 2023 Governorship/State Assembly Elections.
At the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic where the Rivers State Government arranged for the celebration of the epoch-making victory on Tuesday March 21, Okocha said they were there to celebrate with the PDP and the Government over the victory.
Okocha said the election of Sir Sim Fubara would usher in a new dawn for the people, stressing that Rivers State will be looking forward to massive development, especially now that the Governor elect had said he would consolidate on the achievements of Governor Wike.
Hear Okocha: “And for crying out loud, there is something you will not take away from the Governor, and that is the fact that he has performed excellently well to the extent that even the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria found him fit to be given an award in infrastructure in Nigeria.
“So, if somebody who is going to step into his shoes says I am going to continue, I am going to consolidate on what my predecessor had been able to put on ground, Rivers State will be looking forward for something that will be massive in the coming days.”
On whether he would work with the Government, the former Chief of Staff said yes, stressing that there was now a new order in the political landscape of Rivers State and would not be garrisoned in political parties, or be swayed by being in different political party.
The now believed APC leader in Rivers State said people voted unanimously for Fubara, stressing that he won in all the 23 local government areas of the state.
“There is a kind of unanimity in the decision of the people that somebody will be their governor, and as for me, the leader of APC in Rivers State, I didn’t find anything wrong in being part of the government.
“And again, he has promised to run a government of National Unity, in other words, all political parties will contribute in making the government,” he said.
Okocha advised the youths to see the government as their own, as it is headed by a youth and vibrant person like them. He lauded their contributions in bringing about the victory, including holding a summit where they had earlier urged the youths to vote for Sim.
He appealed to the incoming Governor whom he addressed as his friend to endevour to carry the youths along in the scheme of things.