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Rivers Crisis: PDP Failed To Act In Favour Of Fubara – Ologbondiyan



Rivers Crisis: PDP Failed To Act In Favour Of Fubara – Ologbondiyan

The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, has said that the party did not publicly support Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, amidst the ongoing political crisis in the state.

News About Nigeria reports that the Ologbondiyan’s statement comes as a response to recent developments in the state’s political landscape.

He said that the PDP had not taken a stance in support of Fubara, contrary to some reports and speculations.

Ologbodiyan said the party should have acted more in favour of Fubara.

“First and foremost, I have been in sympathy with Governor Fubara over the circumstances in which he finds himself,” the former PDP spokesperson said.

“When this crisis started, I did say that this party must rise in support of the governor, whether he intends to leave or not.

“As we speak, since he has not made a public declaration, the party must rise in his support. But the events that followed showed that the party did not rise in support of Governor Fubara.

“I recalled that at the last NEC meeting, Fubara rose and made a demand concerning the caretaker committee that was constituted in Rivers.

“He said he has issues with Rivers being listed among states that will have congresses since the issue of the party’s exco has not been resolved.

“The national chairman said they had agreed at the caucus level to find a political solution. Later, I read about cases in court that encumbered political solutions.

“But even as we speak, I don’t think the party has acted in favour of Fubara, even in a reconciliatory term.”