Big Blow As Wike’s Councillor Resigns, Declares Support for Fubara, Gives Reason

Big Blow As Wike’s Councillor Resigns, Declares Support for Fubara, Gives Reason

  • The drama between Governor Sim Fubara and the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has continued in Rivers state
  • This time around, the councillor representing Nyesom Wike’s Ward in the Obio/Akpor legislative council of Rivers state dumped the minister's camp and declared support for Fubara
  • The politician maintained that he was ready to work with Fubara to liberate Rivers state and as well speak the truth, not minding if he dies journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Rivers state, Port-Harcourt - Achor Nna, the councillor representing Nyesom Wike’s Ward in Obio/Akpor legislative council of Rivers state, has resigned. He has declared support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Wike and Fubara crisis
Wike and Fubara have been at loggerheads, causing a crisis in Rivers state politics. Photo credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS, Sir Siminalayi Fubara
Source: Facebook

As reported by PremiumTimes, Nna was the leader of the Obio/Akpor legislature and councillor representing Ward 9 Rumu-Epirikom and Elioparanwa in the legislative council.

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His resignation was contained in a letter dated March 7 and addressed to the council chairperson, Vanguard reported.

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Nna specifically expressed gratitude to Wike, the former governor of Rivers state, who is now the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for the opportunity to represent him (Wike) in the legislative council.

The resignation letter was posted on Facebook where Nna made a live video to confirm it.

In what may be regarded as a political blow to the FCT minister, Nna declared support for Governor Fubara. He noted that he wanted to align with the governor to “liberate” the state.

“This resignation is borne out of my conviction to align with the truth in the face of the current political issues in Rivers State, coupled with the unwarranted intimidation, marginalisation, coercion, bullying and arm-twisting from some leaders of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area,” Nna said.

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“If you say the truth, you die. If you lie, you die. Better to say the truth and die,” he added, referencing a popular remark by a former Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye.

Recall that Fubara and his predecessor, Wike, were at loggerheads over the control of governance and politics in Rivers. The majority of the members of the Rivers House of Assembly are loyal to Wike.

To end the political crisis in the state, President Bola Tinubu recently brokered a controversial peace deal between Fubara and Wike.

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Earlier, reported that Fubara said if he had utilised all his powers as governor of Rivers state, there would have been a "total crisis" in Rivers.

Fubara said this in an interview published on the X (formerly Twitter) page of Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday, March 7.

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The governor stated that he was not overly bothered about losing his seat, but he was concerned about the indigenes of Rivers state.


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