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Rivers Crisis: Pro-Wike Reps Member Pleads With President Tinubu To Remove “Protective Cover” On Fubara



Former Rivers Commissioner Claims Wike Elevated Fubara To Governorship Status

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Solomon Bob, has called on President Bola Tinubu to take a stand against the alleged constitutional abuse by the Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara.

News About Nigeria reports that Bob, who represents Abua-Odual and Ahoada East Federal Constituency of Rivers State, expressed disappointment in a recent statement by the president’s media aide, describing it as preposterous.

The lawmaker believes that Fubara has committed several impeachable constitutional breaches, including destroying an entire branch of government, running a government without a budget, and recklessly spending the state’s resources.

Bob therefore urged President Tinubu to remove any “protective cover” for Fubara and allow the law to take its course on the governance and management of the state’s resources.

“President Tinubu must not appear like an enabler of impunity and egregious unlawful behavior,” Bob said.

“Governor Fubara has destroyed an entire branch of the government to the rubble. He is running a government without a budget and spending Rivers people’s money recklessly. He has illegally withheld funds due to local governments, and our people are running on empty.”

Bob’s call comes after the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Bola Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, stated that the President would maintain neutrality amidst the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State.

Ngelale made this statement during an interview on TVC early in the month, saying that anyone banking on the President to take sides would be disappointed.

He said, “Mr President will not do that. What he will do is to ensure that everybody has what they need in order to work.

“He will also ensure that any attempt to frustrate the operation of the Rivers State Government of conducting its affairs in a way that it would benefit the Rivers people, that’s obviously not going to be allowed by this President or anybody else.”

He added, “So, I think there’s a need for all stakeholders to understand that Mr President will not take sides and that they need to focus on government and delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of River State and that should be their only consideration until the lead up to 2027, when we can start talking about politics.”

The feud between Wike and Fubara has intensified into a prolonged political battle, with the crisis showing no signs of abating.

In October 2023, President Tinubu intervened in the political crisis, facilitating the signing of a peace pact agreement by both parties involved.

However, the situation remains unresolved.