Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has refuted media reports that he had fired the State Chief Judge, Justice Simeon Amadi, his Chief of Staff, Hon. Chidi Amadi, and suspended the 23 local government areas.
Reports were rife on Monday that Fubara had fired his Chief Security Officer following the crisis that rocked the State Assembly and the move to impeach him.
It was reported that the governor had wielded the big stick against the above-mentioned persons considered to be loyal to the immediate past governor cum FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, who is reported not to be in good terms with the governor.
The governor’s CoS, Hon. Amadi is said to be Wike’s Kinsman from Obio/Akpor LGA.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Warisenibo Johnson, in a statement said there was no iota of truth in the said reports in various media platforms which he described as unfounded.
The statement described Fubara as a ‘technocrat with robust civil service background’ and a kind-hearted individual who does things according to laid down rules and with the fear of God.
The statement entitled ‘Unfounded Reports’ reads, “There had been unfounded reports making the rounds on various media platforms about His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, sacking certain categories of his aides and local council chairmen.
“This is to clarify that His Excellency has not given me such directive as the official spokesman of the state government as of today, Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
“Our dear governor is a technocrat, with a robust civil service background, kind-hearted and a very humane person who does things according to laid down rules and with the fear of God.
“We therefore ask Rivers people and the general public to jettison such unconfirmed reports as the public will be properly informed of who may have been removed by His Excellency at the appropriate time.
“It is pertinent to note that as the Commissioner for Information and Communication, I shall keep the public updated on events in due course.