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Politics of Thursday, 2 November 2023


Wike lists 3 major reasons he’s plotting to impeach Rivers Governor Fubara

Nyesom Wike and Simi Fubara Nyesom Wike and Simi Fubara

The former governor of Rivers State and minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, November 1, gave reasons for his fight with his successor and former ally, Siminalayi Fubara.

Mr Wike, after a meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in Abuja, accused Mr Fubara of hobnobbing with his political adversaries, PremiumTimes reported.

From his meeting with PDP governors, Wike mentioned that:

1. Fubara is trying to take control of Rivers PDP

2. Wike also notes that Fubara is working hand in hand with his enemies in Rivers state.

3. The FCT minister also mentioned that Fubara is working to outshine him in Rivers state: doing things outside their agreement and after he singlehandedly worked for his emergence as governor of Rivers state.

The FCT minister explained the above reasons below:

“You cannot work, and people will begin to bring enemies; those who fought you when you were struggling for the person to be in office. Nobody does that,” Mr Wike, the current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was quoted as saying by the News Agency of Nigeria.

The former governor, who denied that he was seeking financial gratification from his successor, suggested that Mr Fubara was trying to take control of the PDP structure in Rivers, The Nation reported.

“I am not a political ingrate but don’t touch the political structure of the state. I will not shut my eyes,” Mr Wike added. reported how the crisis between Messrs Wike and Fubara worsened this week when the Rivers State House of Assembly attempted to commence impeachment proceedings against Mr Fubara.