Why I’m Fighting Gov. Fubara – Wike Breaks Silence

Mohammed Taoheed

Nyesom Wike, a past governor of Rivers State, has on Wednesday, explained the rationale behind the fight between him and  his successor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Mr Wike, after a meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in Abuja, claimed that Mr Fubara associate familiarly with his political adversaries.

“You cannot work, and people will begin to bring enemies; those who fought you when you were struggling for the person to be in office. Nobody does that,” he said.  the current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),

Wike, who is the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), debunked reports that he was seeking financial gratification from his successor, suggesting also that Mr Fubara was trying to take control of the PDP structure in Rivers.

“I am not a political ingrate but don’t touch the political structure of the state. I will not shut my eyes,” Mr Wike said.

Reports had it that the crisis between Wike and Fubara worsened earlier this week when the Rivers State House of Assembly attempted to commence impeachment proceedings against incumbent government of the state.

In a similar development, the state’s legislators, as part of their moves against Mr Fubara, had suspended the  House Leader, Edison Ehie and other three lawmakers – Victor Okoh (Bonny Constituency), Goodboy Sokari (Ahoada West Constituency) and Adulphus Timothy (Opobo/Nkoro Constituency) – who are said to be the governor’s loyalist.

Also, a section of the Rivers House of Assembly Complex was destroyed by an explosion on Sunday, a day before the impeachment attempt.


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