BREAKING: New Twist in Rivers As PDP Stakeholders Break Silence of Wike, Fubara Rift

BREAKING: New Twist in Rivers As PDP Stakeholders Break Silence of Wike, Fubara Rift

  • Top PDP stakeholders in the Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State have thrown their weight behind the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, over his rift with Governor Siminalayi Fubara
  • The elders, who were from the same constituency as the minister, said Wike has been supporting the people of the state, and his development stride was of no equal
  • According to the PDP elders, the allegation that Wike demanded 25 per cent of the state allocation from the governor was false journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s prominent stakeholders in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State pitched their tent with Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in his rift with his successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

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The PDP leaders are stakeholders from all the wards in Ikwerre, which is the constituency of the minister and endorsed all the resolutions of Speaker Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly, The Nation reported.

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Rivers PDP elders backs Wike above governor Fubara Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike, Siminalayi Fubara
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They disclosed their position in a communique issued on Monday, November 6, after their meeting in Abuja. The PDP leaders subsequently condemned the mob attack on the State House of Assembly complex.

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In the communique, which was signed by about 30 PDP leaders, they said the ethnic colouration of the crisis in some quarters of the state was mischievous.

They described all the allegations, including the allegation of the 25 per cent demand from the state allocation by Wike, as fake, spurious and laughable.

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The PDP leaders said:

“We stand firm with our highly respected and indefatigable Leader, Chief Nyesom Wike, the immediate past Governor of Rivers State and now Honorable Minister of the Federal of Capital Territory (FCT)."

They said their support for Wike was due to the fact that the former governor has been supporting the people of Rivers State, adding that the developmental prowess of the minister.

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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