Rivers Crisis: Ijaw Group Blows Hot, Accuses Tinubu of Supporting Wike

Rivers Crisis: Ijaw Group Blows Hot, Accuses Tinubu of Supporting Wike

  • The Ijaw National Congress (INC) said President Bola Tinubu is quiet about the political crisis the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike is causing because he supports his minister
  • The INC President, Professor Benjamin Okaba, said any slap on Governor Siminalayi Fubara, is a slap on the Ijaw nation
  • Okaba said the Ijaw people are really angry and will not allow any attempt to remove Fubara from office

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Port Harcourt, Rivers state - The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of supporting the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, in the power tussle with Governor Siminalayi Fubara in Rivers state.

The INC President, Prof. Benjamin Okaba alleged that Tinubu has refused to caution Wike over the political crisis in the oil-rich state, The Punch reported.

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Ijaw group accuses Tinubu of supporting Wike
Rivers crisis: Ijaw group says it cannot guarantee the safety of the oil installations in the region Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike/Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Siminalayi Fubara
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Okaba stated this while speaking to journalists at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday, December 15.

He led hundreds of Ijaws youths on a solidarity march to Governor Fubara.

“But for him to keep quiet and allow Wike to misbehave shows that there is some tacit support. And we shall not take that.
“As we speak, our people are so angered; our people are so frustrated to the extent that we can no longer guarantee if things continue in this way, the safety of the oil installations in Ijaw land and our region.”

Okaba said the Ijaw nation is angry over the alleged marginalisation of the people and will not allow any political move to Fubara from office.

“40 million Ijaw people are angered and aggrieved. And they are saying that a slap on Governor Fubara is a slap on the entire Ijaw nation.

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“Any attempt to further close up or political space to remove Siminalayi Fubara from office is a call for fire.”

Gov Fubara directs Rivers commissioners appointed by Wike to resign

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Fubara ordered all the commissioners appointed by Wike to tender their resignation letters.

This comes after 18 commissioners tendered their resignation on Friday morning, December 15. The commissioners were told to resign today, Friday, or would be relieved of their jobs by Monday, December 18.

Asari Dokubo accuses Tinubu of fuelling Wike, Fubara’s rift

The former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, dragged Tinubu into the political crisis rocking Rivers state.

In a trending video, Dokubo disclosed that the Ijaw people are angry with President Tinubu's s-led federal government over the ongoing feud between Wike and his successor, Fubara.

Dokubo stated in the viral video clip that the Rivers crisis has indicated that the Tinubu administration is a nightmare for the Ijaw people.

Source: Legit.ng

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