BREAKING: Wike Opens Up on Plot to Impeach Rivers Governor Fubara

BREAKING: Wike Opens Up on Plot to Impeach Rivers Governor Fubara

  • Prior to his inauguration as governor in May, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state was a protégé of the current FCT minister, Nyesom Wike
  • The relationship between the duo deteriorated in October after a division within the state house of assembly cropped up
  • In a new interview, Wike spoke on the impeachment attempt on which fulcrum the current political crisis in Rivers state popped up

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FCT, Abuja - The federal capital territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, on Friday, November 24, said supposing he was the mastermind of the plot to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state, the latter did not even bother to call him via phone.

Wike said this while speaking during a media chat in Abuja, monitored by Legit.ng.

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Wike Fubara feud/Rivers political crisis
Wike spoke on the political crisis in Rives state on Friday, November 24. Photo credits: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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Rivers crisis: Wike still aggrieved

During the chat, Wike, the immediate past Rivers governor, spoke on the tense political situation in his state.

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He said:

"If they (the state house of assembly members) are impeaching you, did you call me? Assuming I'm the one who plotted it, for example.
"Did you call me, 'sir, they want to impeach me o (sic)'."

Watch a snapshot of Wike's interview below:

'Wike should support Fubara': INC

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ijaw National Congress (INC) cautioned Wike for insinuating he owns a “political structure” in Rivers state.

INC stated that political structures should not and cannot be anyone’s personal property, adding that political architecture is transient — just like power.

The group in a statement signed by its President, Professor Benjamin Ogele Okaba, stated that Wike served out his two tenures "peacefully without being terrorised and haunted by his major benefactors".

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Wike protecting political structure

Legit.ng also reported that Wike commented on the political crisis in Rivers state during a meeting with his colleagues.

During a meeting with South-South leaders at his office on Tuesday, October 31, Wike stressed the significance of maintaining his political structure to stay relevant in Nigeria.

Court stops Rivers Assembly from sacking Fubara

In another report, Legit.ng reported that a Rivers High Court in Isiokpo Division in Ikwerre local government area (LGA) of the state issued an interim order restraining the Rivers State House of Assembly and Speaker, Martin Amaewhule from impeaching Governor Fubara.

The presiding judge, Justice Ben Whyte, issued the order.

Governors provide update on Fubara-Wike feud

Also, Legit.ng reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum appealed to feuding party members in Rivers state to sheath their swords.

The forum's chairman, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, made this plea while reading the communiqué after an emergency meeting in Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng

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