President Bola Tinubu has taken steps to mediate in the political and security crisis unfolding in Rivers State. The tension between Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who now serves as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), escalated due to recent attempts to impeach the governor by a section of the state House of Assembly.
The blame for this attempted impeachment is being squarely placed on Wike, as sources have accused him of being the hidden force behind the faction within the House of Assembly that is pushing for the governor’s removal. President Tinubu seized the opportunity during Tuesday’s Police Council meeting, which was attended by both the governor and the FCT Minister, to step in and seemingly bring an end to the feud between these two political allies.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF), revealed the president’s intervention while briefing reporters on the outcomes of the Police Council meeting held at the State House in Abuja.
Despite the ongoing feud, Governor Fubara and Minister Wike exchanged pleasantries inside the Council Chambers venue of the meeting before the proceedings began.
Furthermore, Mohammed pointed out that the opposition governors have decided to cooperate with the president, as he has demonstrated good faith by refraining from interfering in gubernatorial cases brought before the courts by PDP members.