“Godfathers, Copy Tinubu’s Style”: Rivers Gov Fubara Sends Stern Message to Wike Amid Rift

“Godfathers, Copy Tinubu’s Style”: Rivers Gov Fubara Sends Stern Message to Wike Amid Rift

  • Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has issued a robust message to political godfathers in the state
  • Amid his growing conflict with his predecessor Nyesom Wike, Fubara advised political godfathers to follow the positive principles set by President Tinubu
  • Fubara insisted that loyalists should be allowed in leadership positions to govern without interference

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

Governor Siminalayi Fubara has sent a strong message to godfathers in Rivers state as his rift with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, worsens.

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Tinubu has again been dragged into the Wike and Fubara's fight in Rivers state. Photo credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The Rivers state governor advised political godfathers who wanted to model after the political dynasty of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to follow his positive principles of allowing his loyalists in leadership to lead the people without bringing them down, The News Nigeria reported.

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The governor's advice was conveyed by Joseph Johnson, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, during the dinner night of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Rivers State 2023 Annual Week.

Fubara, represented by Johnson on Friday, December 15, 2023, commended journalists for their impartiality in reporting the ongoing "political crisis" in Rivers state.

In his address, Johnson drew a comparison with Lagos state politics, highlighting that those emulating Tinubu's style should also consider the case of former Governor Ambode, PM News reported.

He pointed out that despite Tinubu's reservations about Ambode's second term, the former Lagos governor was allowed to govern until seeking re-election, where the party denied him the ticket.

He said:

“Those who are copying President Bola Tinubu's style should also copy the case of former Governor Ambode in Lagos.When Tinubu did not want Ambode to return as Governor of Lagos, he kept quiet and allowed him to govern Lagos but only waited patiently for him to seek the party ticket for his second tenure, which was denied. So if you want to copy try and copy well.”

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Wike storms Port-Harcourt amid face-off with Gov Fubara

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike arrived in Port-Harcour for some functions on Saturday, December 16.

Wike attended the burial of Chief Ejor's mother in Eleme, while Fubara graced the convocation of the Rivers State University (RSU).

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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier 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.

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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.

Source: Legit.ng

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