Tinubu Hijacks Gov Fubara's Commissioner with Fresh Appointment, Details Emerge

Tinubu Hijacks Gov Fubara's Commissioner with Fresh Appointment, Details Emerge

  • Rivers state commissioner for works, George-Kelly Alabo, has dumped Governor Siminalayi Fubara to pick an appointment from President Bola Tinubu
  • Alabo announced his resignation from Fubara's cabinet barely 24 hours after Tinubu appointed him as the DG of BCDA
  • The former commissioner first resigned from Fubara's cabinet at the head of the disagreement between the governor and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Governor Siminalayi Fubara's commissioner for works, George-Kelly Alabo, has resigned from his position to take up an appointment given to him by President Bola Tinubu.

In his letter of resignation, addressed to Governor Fubara through the office of the secretary to the state government, Alabo explained that he was resigning to take an appointment by President Bola Tinubu.

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Tinubu: Why Governor Fubara's commissioner for works resign for second term Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Sir Siminalayi Fubara
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Why Rivers commissioner dumped Fubara for Tinubu

On Thursday, March 14, Tinubu appointed Alabo as the Director-General of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA).

Alabo was one of the commissioners who resigned their appointments under Fubara in the heat of the crisis between the governor and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

He was reinstated as works commissioner by the governor after initially resigning due to the political crisis in Rivers State was also the commissioner of Works under former Governor Wike.

How Rivers political crisis started

Barely six months after getting to office, Governor Fubara set apart with his supposed political godfather and predecessor, Wike, a development which has resulted in political unrest in the state.

He was soon served an impeachment notice by the state house of assembly, a development which led to the burning down of some parts of the assembly complex.

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President Tinubu later interview on the crisis and reported made some agreements with Fubara to return peace to the state while many of the lawmakers have left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

See the resignation letter of the commissioner here:

Rivers: Fubara told to resign

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Fubara has been told to resign if he cannot sit right and provide good governance to the people of the state.

APC caretaker committee chairman in the state, Tony Okocha, made the call while addressing journalists at the state capital.

But Warisenibo Joe Johnson, the state commissioner for information and orientation, said the APC chairman was no longer in touch with the reality because Fubara remained the best governor in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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