Connect with us


Asari Dokubo Accuses Wike Of Playing God In Rivers Political Crisis

The rift between Fubara and Wike became evident less than six months after Fubara succeeded Wike as governor of Rivers State



Asari Dokubo Accuses Nyesom Wike Of Playing God In Political Crisis

Former Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo, has accused the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, of wielding undue influence in the ongoing political crisis between him and his godson, Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a video that surfaced on on Monday, Dokubo criticised Wike for his alleged interference in the political dynamics of Rivers State, describing his actions as playing god. 

He further criticised President Bola Tinubu for his role in handing over control of Rivers and Bayelsa to the former governor.

Dokubo’s comments come amidst escalating tensions between Fubara and Wike. 

In April, Fubara announced an increase in the monthly internally generated revenue (IGR) of the state from N12 billion to N27 billion since assuming office. 

Dokubo commended this development but alleged that Fubara had access to only N6 billion when he first took office.

The rift between Fubara and Wike became evident less than six months after Fubara succeeded Wike as governor of Rivers State. 

Efforts to reconcile the two political figures have failed, with tensions escalating to the point where a Rivers High Court restrained lawmakers loyal to Wike from acting as members of the state assembly.

Addressing a gathering in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Governor Wike acknowledged his mistake in supporting Fubara’s candidacy and vowed to correct it in due course. 

The former Rivers State Governor acknowledged that he had made a mistake in his judgement of Fubara and asked the people of the Local Government Area (LGA) and his political family to forgive him.

He assured them that they would correct the mistake at the appropriate time, insisting that he would continue to make his detractors angry, causing them to make mistakes.

Meanwhile, Governor Fubara has announced plans to establish a panel of inquiry to investigate the governance of the state, including the actions of his predecessor, Nyesom Wike. 

The announcement follows the swearing-in of Dagogo Iboroma as the new Attorney General of the state, with Fubara citing the ongoing political crisis as necessitating tough decisions.

Fubara accused his opponents of deliberate sabotage, despite his efforts to resolve issues peacefully. 

He said he would make difficult decisions to address the critical situation facing the state.