Tinubu mediates in Rivers State’s “political madness”


President Bola Tinubu has intervened in the political madness involving Governor Simi Fubara and his predecessor and Minister of FCT, Barrister Nyesom Wike Rivers State.

The crisis rocking the oil-rich state snowballed on Sunday night with the setting ablaze of the State House of Assembly complex, preparatory to the removal of the governor.

The impeachment and removal plot against the Governor was foiled by the governor himself, who went ahead to have his loyalists remove the speaker who was until his removal working for Wike.

Governor of Bauchi State Bala Mohammed briefed State House Correspondents on the issue after the maiden Police Council meeting under the Tinubu administration. At the meeting, Kayode Egbetokun was confirmed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Mohammed disclosed that the President engaged in discussions with both Fubara and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), minister, Nyesome Wike, who is alleged to be behind to plot, to restore peace in the state.

Both men attended the police council meeting, which consists of 36 governors and the Minister of the FCT.

Mohammed said: “We had a closed session. You will recall, members of the press, that there was a very serious national issue that was discussed that had security implication. That is the problem emerging in Rivers. Mr President, in his usual leadership position, intervened, and it would appear there will be peace in that respect.”

Fubara and Wike (who incidentally wore white kaftan) were seen outside the Council Chambers of the State House, shaking hands.

Some of the governors, including Wike and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu, were sighted as they engaged in an aside discussion while others engaged in exchanging of banters.

In the ensuing development, Wike later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Fubara after he had disengaged from the NSA.

However, the security personnel present throughout the men’s small talk prevented media from taking any still or moving images of the event.

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