Tension Rises As Wike Storms Port-Harcourt Amid Face-Off With Gov Fubara

Tension Rises As Wike Storms Port-Harcourt Amid Face-Off With Gov Fubara

  • Nyesom Wike and Governor Siminalayi Fubara kept a noticeable distance at separate public functions recently, indicating a potential strain in their once-sweet relationship
  • The tension between Wike and Fubara escalated as they attended distinct events at Eleme and the Rivers State University (RSU) convocation, respectively, choosing to avoid any interaction
  • This comes amid damaging allegations against Wike, who is a former governor of Rivers state and now FCT minister

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Rivers state, Port-Harcourt - The crisis in Rivers state took a different turn as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike arrived in Port-Harcour for some functions.

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Fubara and Wike met at an event in Port-Harcourt. Photo credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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Wike attended the burial of Chief Ejor's mother in Eleme, while Fubara graced the convocation of the Rivers State University (RSU).

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Tensions escalated as the two political figures, who were previously spotted together at public events, now deliberately steer clear of each other.

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As reported by The Nation, on the minister’s huge entourage were the minister of state for petroleum, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Senator Barry Mpigi, Senator Allwell Onyesoh, leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Major Jack and some members of the Assembly loyal to him.

At the 35th convocation ceremony of the University that took place at the Convocation Arena of the institution in Nkpolu-Orworukwo, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Fubara, promised to strengthen the capacity of the University (RSU) and make it one of the best in the country, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

He said:

“The essence of our commitment to education development is reflected in our 2024 budget where it received the third highest allocation.”

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What was once a familiar sight—Wike and Fubara attending public functions together—has now turned into a deliberate avoidance, creating speculation about the state of their political alliance.

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Rep member accuses Wike of assassinating Rivers police DPO, looting $300m

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Boma Goodhead, a member of the House of Representatives from Rivers state, claimed Wike was responsible for orchestrating the killing of Bako Angbashim, a Divisional Police Officer in the Ahoada East local government area of the state.

In a widely circulated video on social media, Goodhead, who represents the Asari-Toru Federal Constituency in the state, accused the former governor of involvement in Angbashim's death.

The 53-year-old member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to investigate Wike and bring him in for questioning regarding the incident.

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Fubara reaffirms fairness and justice principle

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Fubara assured Nigerians that his government would continue to protect the interest of the people of the state.

The government thanked the people of Rivers 'for their support' so far.

Fubara's live band trends

Meanwhile, Governor Fubara's live musical band caught the attention of many internet users on Friday, December 15.

The band was present at the commencement ceremony for the construction of 20,000 housing units in the Ikwere area of Rivers state.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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