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Rivers State Crisis: Senator Adolphus Wabara pleads with Tinubu to call Nyesom Wike to order

Former Senate President and Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adolphus Wabara has asked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike to order, “before he plunges Rivers State into a needless political crisis.”

Wabara stated this while reacting to the latest move by pro-Wike lawmakers, and the call by the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the Rivers House of Assembly to impeach Governor Simi Fubara.

Recall that APC Chairman in Rivers, Tony Okocha, weekend, asked the lawmakers to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against the Governor, a call that has been supported by 21 Local Government Chairmen in the state.

The former Senate President who accused Wike of stoking the face-off between Gov. Fubara and the lawmakers, warned that Nigeria might not survive any instability in Rivers State considering the state’s economic importance to the country.

Senator Wabara appealed to President Tinubu to prevail on Wike to give peace a chance and allow his successor to discharge his constitutional roles without undue influence.

“I want to appeal to Mr President to call his appointee, Nyesom Wike to order so that his actions in Rivers do not confirm the suspicion that APC has an agenda to turn Nigeria into one party state. Wike should allow peace to reign in Rivers State.

“Mr President should appreciate the importance of Rivers as a major revenue base of the country, and should the trouble they are stoking erupt, Nigeria will definitely not escape the aftermath.”

The PDP BoT Chairman, further advised members of the Rivers House of Assembly not to yield themselves as agents of distabilization of the state “because history will not be kind to them.”

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