I used to pay Children’s School fees of 27 lawmakers opposed to me — Gov. Fubara

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara has claimed that 27 members of the House of Assembly, led by Speaker Martins Amaewhule used to rely on him for their children’s school fees.

Fubara made this claim while addressing Etche and Omuma local government areas’ stakeholders at Government House in Port Harcourt.

The governor’s claim of formerly gratifying school fee requests of the lawmakers loyal to Federal Capital Territory minister, Nyesom Wike, is contained in a statement his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Nelson Chukwudi released in which an account of what he(Fubara) said at the occasion was given.

“Don’t bother about those people that are delusional. They think we are still sleeping. Let me tell you people so that they can hear anywhere they are.

“I wanted to help them, sincerely, because I know them. And I have said it before. These are people that I have helped. I paid their children’s school fees. I paid their house rents. So, I wanted to help them.

“We all knew what happened when they crossed (defected), and how did they cross? Because of our God, for them to make that mistake, they crossed. They are gone, and they are gone. Now, let me tell you: when I wanted to help them, I accepted to help them because we are all one. We disagree to agree as it is said.

“But, they thought they are smart. What is holding them is the declaration of their seats vacant that was done on December 13, 2023. That is what is holding them. We are not doing any budget to nullify that decision. It is what will send them to their villages.

“For me, as I am talking to you, I have started preparing my budget for 2025, which I am going to present very soon. And, in that budget, my key areas will be education, healthcare and agriculture,” Chukwudi quoted his principal as saying.

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