Wike vs Fubara: 2 Federal Lawmakers Lead Massive March in Rivers

Wike vs Fubara: 2 Federal Lawmakers Lead Massive March in Rivers

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state appeared to be getting more assertive in his fight against his predecessor, Nyesom Wike
  • This is as two lawmakers in the House of Representatives, Awaji-Inombek Abiante and Boma Goodhead, led the Ijaw Youths Council in support of the governor
  • This is coming at a time when eight members of Fubara's cabinet resigned their appointments, citing personal reasons

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Port Harcourt, Rivers - The Rivers state political crisis has deepened as two House of Representatives members staged a solidarity march supporting Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Friday, December 15.

According to The Punch, Awaji-Inombek Abiante and Boma Goodhead led the members of the Ijaw Youths Council on a march to the Rivers state government house to show their public support for the people of the state.

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Lawmakers lead solidarity march in support of Fubara in Rivers Photo Credit: Siminalayi Fubara
Source: UGC

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Abiante and Goodhead are representing the people of Andoni/Opobo/Nkiru and Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru federal constituencies in the House of Representatives.

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The federal lawmakers started the march with the Ijaw Youths Council from the UTC Junction on the Azikiwe Road down to the government house and stopped at the state house of assembly at Moscow Road in Port Harcourt, the state capital, where the youths were addressed.

This is coming in the heat of the political crisis rocking the state since the face-off between Governor Fubara and the former governor, Nyesom Wike.

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No fewer than eight commissioners have resigned from their appointments from Fubara's cabinet, and many of them cited personal reasons for their actions.

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27 of the 32 lawmakers loyal to Wike dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). A development was followed by the aggrieved governor's demolition of the state house of assembly.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state political unrest has continued to dominate the media space since 27 lawmakers loyal to the former governor and current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Wike, joined the ruling APC.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara, who was trying to free himself from the hold of godfatherism syndrome and the Wike school of politics, has responded in a much harsher manner that could make him lose his seat in the long run.

Source: Legit.ng

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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 Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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