December 19 2023

Rivers Crisis: “Fubara was ambushed in Aso Rock,” Edwin Clark fumes, makes serious threats

Foremost South-South leader, Edwin Clark, has raised alarm over communiqué issued after president Bola Tinubu reconciliatory meeting between Wike and Fubara, said Fubara was ambushed in Aso Rock by APC vipers

Foremost South-South Leader, Edwin Clark, has raised alarm over the communiqué issued at the end of the reconciliatory meeting by President Bola Tinubu to resolve the crisis in Rivers State.

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The Mail reported that Tinubu presided a closed-door meeting yesterday in Aso Rock to resolve the raging battle for political control between Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

According to Edwin Clark, the meeting was strategically organised to defeat Fubara and the interests of people of Rivers while giving baton of victory to Wike to hold on behalf of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“It is obvious that Governor Siminialayi Fubara was ambushed and intimidated into submission. President Tinubu should know that with all the powers he possesses, he cannot override the Constitution. From all that transpired at the meeting, the laws of the land have not been obeyed,” Edwin Clark said at a press conference today.

Clark said that from the composition of the meeting to the resolutions, it was clear that Tinubu’s wanted to destroy the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers. And he (Clark) vowed to sue the president.

“…because while Martins Amaewhule, a former Speaker, (because he has automatically lost his seat the very moment he decamped to another political party), was present at the meeting, it would have only been equitable and expedient, for Edison Ehie, the Speaker as affirmed by constitutional provisions and by the granting of the court, to be in the meeting, if there were sincerity of purpose,” he said.