Shehu Sani Explains Tinubu’s Peace Deal: “He Moved Knife From Fubara’s Neck to His Back”

Shehu Sani Explains Tinubu’s Peace Deal: “He Moved Knife From Fubara’s Neck to His Back”

  • Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has predicted the fate of Governor Siminalayi Fubara after he embraced peace with his predecessor
  • Sani hinted that the deal by Tinubu was Nyesom Wike's strategy to buy time for another round of battle in Rivers state
  • Meanwhile, the peace accord was an eight-point resolution to deal with the rift between Wike and his successor journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

A former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has insisted that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's intervention in the Rivers state political crisis is not in the best interest of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

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Shehu Sani reacted to the peace accord between Fubara and Wike. Photo credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS, @ShehuSani
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Recall that Tinubu settled the rift between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, December 18.

Fubara signed a peace deal with the leadership of the state House of Assembly, the Wike's faction, who decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Reacting to the peace deal in a post shared on his X page (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday, December 19, Sani maintained that the peace resolutions presented by Tinubu were against Fubara.

The human rights activist described the move agreed upon by Fubara as a grave mistake, noting that war looms and Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is currently buying time.

Sani, however, maintained that periodic dialogue would have been the best option to settle the matter.

He tweeted:

"I have now read the Rivers agreement.The accord will remove the knife from the neck of Sim and set it behind his back.The accord will bury the hatchets with leaves.The accord outwardly sells peace,but internally buys time for another round of war.However,It can be better if the dialogue is periodically assessed and improved upon."

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Wike issues warning amid rift with Fubara

Earlier, reported that Wike issued a serious warning to politicians in Rivers state.

The FCT minister said politicians should not pull the ladder they used to get to exalted positions and should also leave it for others to climb.

The former Rivers governor stated this while addressing the traditional ruler of Ogbaland, Nwachukwu Nnam-Obi III, who had come to felicitate with him on his birthday at his Port Harcourt residence on Sunday, December 17.


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