Coalition Hail Tinubu, Fubara Over Rivers Peace Pact, Gives Reason

Coalition Hail Tinubu, Fubara Over Rivers Peace Pact, Gives Reason

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has been described as a man of peace for signing a peace pact with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • The coalition of minority and indigenous ethnic groups in Africa said the governor's decision was commendable
  • Governor Fubara was also praised for effecting the treaty's stipulations with immediacy to douse the tension in the oil-rich state journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu and Governor Siminalayi Fubara have received praise for setting aside political differences to broker a peace agreement to advance Rivers State.

The Coalition of Minority and Indigenous Ethnic Groups in Africa expressed their appreciation during a press conference on Thursday, January 4.

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Tinubu and Fubara reached a resolution to end the political turmoil in Rivers State
The coalition held a world press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, January 4. Photo Credit: Segun Adeyemi
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Yakubu Dauda, the convener, commended President Tinubu and Governor Fubara for demonstrating sportsmanship and also lauded the governor for effectively implementing the agreement to restore peace in the state.

He said:

"The action of the President indeed indicates that he is the President for all Nigerians and not a select few. This is commendable and necessary for leadership in a country as complex as Nigeria.
"From all indications, the governor of Rivers State, Sim Fubara, has also displayed a gentlemanly mien throughout the political conflict in the state.
"He has proven that he is a man of peace, and his actions and inaction are in the interest of the people of Rivers State."

"Fubara's intentions are not for personal or selfish reasons" - Coalition

Dauda emphasised that the governor's actions showed significant respect for President Tinubu, as he ensured that all conflicting factions in the state laid down their weapons in the best interest of the people of Rivers.

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He said;

"Also, the fact that the governor of Rivers State agreed on the terms of the peace accord indicates that his intentions are not for personal or selfish reasons, as a section of the media has reported.
"In our opinion, it is for peace to reign in Rivers State, given the history of ethnic restiveness in the state."

The group encouraged the former governor, Nyesom Wike, to embrace peace in Rivers State by adhering to the interventions put forth by President Tinubu.

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In another report, Governor Fubara declared that the decisions taken by his administration in the evolving political crisis in the state were not borne out of fear or intimidation.

Recently, Edison Ehie resigned as a member representing Ahoada East in the Rivers State House of Assembly and as a factional speaker. reports that Ehie is a loyalist of Governor Fubara and an erstwhile leader of a group of state lawmakers.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: