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George asks PDP elders to intervene in Rivers crisis

George asks PDP elders to intervene in Rivers crisis

Bode George, the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has issued a call to action for elders and stakeholders of the party to intervene in the escalating political turmoil in Rivers State.

Addressing the pressing issue on Friday, George emphasized the necessity for all involved parties to priioritize the collective interests of Nigerians.

Expressing concern over the potential national ramifications, George cautioned against dismissing the threat posed by certain lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

He further urged President Bola Tinubu to recognize the gravity of the situation and avoid underestimating its significance.

Citing constitutional provisions, George asserted that PDP lawmakers defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) had forfeited their seats, thereby invalidating any attempts to impeach Governor Fubara.

The party chieftain emphasized the need for swift action by the party’s Board of Trustees to quell the crisis and prevent further escalation, warning against actions that could jeopardize peace and democracy.

George appealed to all political actors to refrain from issuing inflammatory statements and prioritize the stability of the democratic process.

He urged the imperative of halting any actions that could undermine the nation’s democracy, urging a united effort to safeguard its integrity.