Ezenwo Nyesom Wike

Rivers Crisis: Wike Warns Against Joining Fights Without Knowing the Cause

FCT Minister Nyesom Wike cautioned residents of Rivers State against participating in political conflicts without understanding the underlying reasons.

He emphasized this during a thanksgiving event for George Kelly Alabo, the former Commissioner for Works in Port Harcourt.

Wike urged individuals not to engage in disputes between politicians without knowing the actual cause, stressing the importance of adhering to rules in politics and other aspects of life.

Additionally, Wike seemed critical of the Rivers Elders, questioning their authority and dismissing their influence, recounting a past encounter where only two individuals claimed to represent the entire state as elders.

He also expressed skepticism about the agitation, arguing that those framing it as an Ijaw issue were misinformed. Wike revealed that during his governorship campaign, there was no clamor for certain identities, and he pointed out that the President had privately advised them on the course of action.

The ongoing political turmoil in Rivers State has seen the House of Assembly as a battleground, with a rift between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Wike.

Twenty-seven lawmakers reportedly loyal to Wike defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This conflict led to parallel sittings, an impeachment plot against the governor, the demolition of the Assembly complex, and resignations of pro-Wike commissioners. The President, on December 18, held a meeting with Fubara and Wike at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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