Wike vs Fubara: PDP Chieftain Explains Who the Odds Favour, Gives Reason

Wike vs Fubara: PDP Chieftain Explains Who the Odds Favour, Gives Reason

  • Rivers Governor Siminalayi Fubara has been tipped to have an upper hand over his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, amid their supremacy battle
  • In an interview with Legit.ng, PDP chieftain, Rilwan Olanrewaju, addressed the rift between the governor and his godfather
  • The PDP chieftain said Rivers people don't joke with their governor, adding that displayed the same level of assertiveness as his predecessor

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state is considered to have an edge over his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, amid their lingering face-off.

Shortly after assuming office as the governor, things fell apart between Fubara and Wike, his godfather, who is now minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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PDP chieftain dissects ongoing rift between Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state and Nyesom Wike
Governor Fubara has an edge above Wike, says PDP chieftain Photo Credit: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Wike
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The situation escalated when the Rivers State House of Assembly initiated moves to impeach Fubara.

However, their efforts were halted, and President Bola Tinubu later intervened to defuse the tension in the state

"Be loyal to Rivers people": Fubara told

Speaking on the development, Rilwan Olanrewaju, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, told Legit.ng that Rivers people do not joke with their governor, which is why the odd favours Fubara.

The PDP chieftain maintained that former governor Wike enjoyed similar privileges when he had an issue with his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, and urged Governor Fubara to be more loyal to the people than "one man."

Olanrewaju maintained that Wike's loyalty was inconsistent and could not be trusted.

He said:

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“The odds favour the governor than the Abuja emperor (Wike). The reality is that the Rivers people don't joke with their governor, and they will continue to choose their governor over anyone.
“Wike also benefited from the same practice. He did the same to former Governor Ameachi.
“I can only advise Governor Fubara to be brave and pledge his loyalty to the good people of Rivers state rather than one very unstable man who doesn’t have a history of consistent loyalty with anyone and even people who helped him to power. The ball is in Governor Fubara’s court.”

Rivers: Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state's Channels TV reporter, Joshua Rogers, was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt, the capital.

Rogers was said to be close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when the gunmen attacked and kidnapped him.

Source: Legit.ng

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