December 18 2023

Rivers Crisis: Tinubu in closed-door meeting with Fubara, others in Aso Rock

President Bola Tinubu has met in closed-door with Governor of Rivers Siminalayi Fubara, Wike, former governor Peter Odili and other stakeholders in Aso Rock over rivers state crisis

President Bola Tinubu has held a closed-door meeting with Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara, former governor Peter Odili and others stakeholders over the growing political crisis in the oil-rich state.

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The meeting started this evening. Governor Wike, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the Rivers State deputy governor are all present.

Although the agenda was not made public, it is not unconnected to the weeks-long face-off between Governor Siminalayi and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

A whole of 27 out of 32 members of the State House of Assembly—known to be Wike’s loyalists—dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under which they were elected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Rivers crisis took a different turns when part of the House of Assembly complex was first burnt and then the whole building was demolished. Security personnel also barricaded it.

While the National Assembly has made it clear that it was not considering taking over duties of Rivers legislature, Federal Government, on its part, said it has no hands in the crisis.

“The Federal Government never had any hand in creating that problem…It is a political problem that is brewing in the state,” Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.


Posted December 18, 2023 by profW in category "Politics +

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