The political debacle between the immediate past Governor of Rivers State and his political son, Governor Fubara has generated a lot of tension across Rivers State with a new political aura ensued in the state
It can be recalled that on Monday, the Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Edison Ehie was removed from office in what has been interpreted as a bold move to rid the Assembly of Wike’s loyalists. This was after a fire gutted the Assembly complex on Sunday. He was subsequently elected the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly
Following Ehie’s election as Speaker, 23 out of the 26 lawmakers of the State Assembly quickly commenced impeachment proceedings against Fubara who has challenged his detractors to tell the public what his offence is to warrant his removal from office.
“Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offense I have committed to warrant any impeachment. Let me assure the people of Rivers that I will continue to ensure that you get the dividends of democracy. At the appropriate time, I will address the press,” he said.
Meanwhile, Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, met at the Presidential Villa in Abuja for the Police council meeting.
The Police council meeting is usually attended by the president, vice-president, 36 state governors, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and the inspector-general of police.
Wike and Fubara were said to shook hands before the commencement of the meeting at the presidential villa.
Both men met for the first time after the crisis that rocked Rivers State.
It has also been confirmed that the President have had talks with the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Political actors have called on the President to advise Wike to tone down his overbearing political ego and allow Fubara a chance to work.
But the big question now is “will the President’s intervention save the ugly situation back in Rivers State?”