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Politics of Wednesday, 1 November 2023


'We stand with Wike' - Rivers elders reveals those fueling crisis

Nyesom Wike and Siminalayi Fubara Nyesom Wike and Siminalayi Fubara

On Wednesday, November 1, Rivers state elders weighed into the political situation in the state.

They affirmed their support for the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, while urging the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara to take immediate steps to correct the false narratives against the minister to give room for reconciliation.

Rivers has been enmeshed in crisis following the plot to impeach Fubara by the members of the State House of Assembly loyal to Wike.

At a news conference in Abuja, the elders whose position was declared by Chief Ferdinand Alabraba cautioned Fubara’s “newfound friends” to retrace their steps before throwing the state into avoidable chaos, Vanguard reported.

He said Fubara misread a completely legislative plot as an existential threat, Daily Trust report added.

Earlier, reported that Wike told governors of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) that he could not be intimidated.

The minister warned the PDP governors against tampering with the political structure in Rivers state.

Wike said he would not be intimidated, noting that impeachment moves were not equivalent to a military coup, but was a provision in the country’s Constitution.