The Ikwerre Local Government Chairman in Rivers State, Samuel Nwanosike, has tendered an apology to Governor Siminalayi Fubara for calling him a ‘mumu governor’.
Recall that, in a viral video posted on his official X handle, the council chairman, who was addressing his supporters at Omerelu Community, accused Fubara of being naive.
Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, fell out in 2023 over a battle of supremacy in the state.
The LG Chairman, who is loyal to Wike, alleged that Fubara had not achieved anything as governor of the state since he took over the mantle of leadership from Wike on May 29, 2023.
He had said, “Any day the likes of Chijioke sent by Fubara insults Wike, I’ll insult Fubara, so today, Fubara is a foolish Governor, he’s not a ‘mumu’ Governor but a foolish Governor because since he took office in May 29th, he has done nothing for Rivers people.”
Nwanosike further maintained that the allegation that Wike wanted to pocket Rivers State is far from the truth, saying Fubara “is very naive and doesn’t know what governance is all about. If he knows what governance is all about, by now, he would have been visiting Rivers State by the local government.
However, in another viral online video shared on Friday, the LG chairman tendered an unreserved apology to the governor, retracting his earlier statement.
According to him, after his earlier outburst, his leader (most likely Wike) called him to order, cautioning him against using such words for a sitting governor.
He said, “…that my leader, after my outburst in my last rally at Omerelu, called me to order by saying “it is wrong for you to speak to a governor in that manner whether he is 18 years old.
“I want to tender an unreserved apology to the people of Nigeria for speaking in that manner and to state clearly that I regret that action that is led by anger.”