“Wike Is Playing God”: New Twist As Asari Dokubo Accuses Tinubu of Fuelling Rivers Crisis

“Wike Is Playing God”: New Twist As Asari Dokubo Accuses Tinubu of Fuelling Rivers Crisis

  • Asari Dokubo has linked President Bola Tnubu to the current rift between Nyesom Wike and Governor Fubara
  • The Ijaw activist accused Tiubu of empowering Wike to hold down Rivers state despite being a serving minister of the FCT
  • Dokubo claimed Wike was playing the "god card" in the current crisis rocking the oil-rich state, making Fubara handicapped and hindering him from delivering good governance to the people

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Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, an Ijaw activist, has waded into the political crisis rocking Rivers state.

Tinubu accused of fuelling Rivers crisis
Asari Dokubo tackles Tinubu as Wike, Fubara's rift gets messier. Photo credit: Asari Dokubo, Sim Fubara, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: UGC

As reported by The Punch on Tuesday, May 13, Dokubo claimed that the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, was “playing god” with his recent actions against his preferred successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state.

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The Ijaw activist also accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of handing over “Rivers and Bayelsa states” to the ex-governor.

“He is now playing god. It is dead on arrival, all those things that he is doing,” Dokubo said on Monday, May 13.

He added:

“I advise my friend, President Bola Tinubu; what you are doing to all Ijaw, Ikwerre people in Rivers State (sic). You took Rivers state and gave it to one man.”

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Meanwhile, in another twist to the ongoing crisis, Fubara announced that he would probe and prosecute Wike's government in Rivers state.

The governor's comment came after Wike expressed regret in nominating Fubara as his successor and vowed to correct his mistake at the right time.

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Dokubo Asari shares how Tinubu saved him

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari said a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, wanted him to rot away in detention in the Department of State Service (DSS).

Dokubo, however, praised President Bola Tinubu, for coming to his rescue more than 17 years ago.

Speaking in a Facebook Live, monitored by Legit.ng, Dokubo expressed his admiration for the current Nigerian No.1 citizen while reiterating his contempt for one of Tinubu's predecessors - Obasanjo.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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