Wike vs Fubara: Influential Nigerian Cleric, Kukah, Predicts How Fight Will End

Wike vs Fubara: Influential Nigerian Cleric, Kukah, Predicts How Fight Will End

  • Bishop Matthew Kukah has expressed optimism that politicians like Nyesom Wike and Siminalayi Fubara will fix their problems
  • Legit.ng reports that Wike and Fubara, governor of Rivers, have been locked in a battle for the political structure of the state since 2023
  • Nonetheless, Bishop Kukah noted that Nigerian politicians do not get carried away when they are feuding

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Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, on Wednesday, May 15, said Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, 'will fix their quarrel'.

Legit.ng reports that Wike and Fubara, governor of Rivers, have been locked in a battle for the state's political structure since 2023.

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Wike vs Fubara: Bishop Mathew Kukah speaks on Rivers crisis
Siminalayi Fubara (left), governor of Rivers, is struggling to hold on to the control of oil-rich Rivers state. Photo credits: Sir Siminalayi Fubara, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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Kukah comments on political situation in Rivers

The rift between both men has led to a polarisation of the Rivers House of Assembly, with each camp electing a speaker loyal to either man.

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Speaking with state house correspondents shortly after meeting President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa, Kukah said Nigerians always cried more than the bereaved, while politicians fixed their problems.

Kukah said, as quoted by Vanguard newspaper:

"We ordinary people cry more than the bereaved. The important thing is politicians will fix their problems.
“Rivers state is a place that is very dear to me because I have been associated with them for a very long period of time.
“But look, when politicians fight, don’t get carried away because they have their capacity to fix their quarrel.

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“And I hope and pray that Rivers state will sooner rather than later reposition because it is not an insignificant part of Nigeria."

Omokri speaks on possibility of removing Fubara

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Reno Omokri, the outspoken former special assistant on social media to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, asked President Bola Tinubu to “impress on” Wike to allow Governor Fubara to finish his tenure.

Omokri warned that to impeach “a bushman like Fubara is to reignite the Niger Delta militancy”.

Describing the Rivers governor as “crude”, Omokri said he is “ashamed for people who agree to serve as commissioners under such a fellow”.

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

Source: Legit.ng

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