Rivers Crisis: Governor Fubara Vows To Probe Wike’s Administration

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The current administration in Rivers State, under the leadership of Governor Siminalayi Fubara, is set to launch a comprehensive inquiry into the activities of the previous government headed by Nyesom Wike over eight years.

Governor Fubara made this announcement on Monday, May 13, following the appointment of Dagogo Iboroma (SAN) as the new Attorney-General of the state.

Before this, the factional House of Assembly led by Victor Oko-Jumbo had conducted a screening and confirmed Iboroma for the position.

This milestone signifies a fresh twist in the political turmoil that has consumed the state abundant in oil and created a divide between Fubara and Wike.

It is worth mentioning that Fubara served as the Accountant General of Rivers State under Wike’s administration in the past.

Addressing the audience at the government house in Rivers State, Fubara emphasized the importance of investigating the governance in the state, firmly stating that there is no reversing the decision.

He expressed:

 “As it is today, in the local parlance they say the jungle has matured. We will be setting a panel of enquiry to investigate the affairs of governance.

“So brace up, I’m not going back on it.”

Recall that, Siminalayi Fubara, Governor of Rivers State, has stated that for peace to prevail in the state, he is prepared to resign from office.

Recall that Rivers State was plunged into crisis in 2023 following a confrontation between Fubara and the state’s immediate past governor, Nyesom Wike.

President Tinubu’s intervention helped to calm the situation in the state. While many appreciated the presidential intervention, others claimed it was intended only to appease Wike rather than to uphold the state governor’s authority.

In a recent interview with AIT,

Governor Fubara stated:

‘’No sacrifice will be too big for me to pay for the success of this administration, and the reason is very simple. it is not political love, it is not because I want to gain any favour from anybody. My interest and love for our dear state is genuine. I am not trying to say I want to be one man that is there to decide the fate of all. No.”

Reacting to the several provocations he has had since the clash with Wike, Governor Fubara said;

‘’My burden at the time wasn’t the issue of all the drama. It was the millions of Rivers people who had made sacrifices, who had seen opportunity and it looked as if their hope had been dashed. Those were the ones I was worried about, what will be their fate.”

Governor Fubara went on to say that his choice to accept the presidential intervention was not motivated by fear or coercion, but rather by the state’s best interests, considering the repercussions of the protracted political crisis on the state’s growth.

‘’If leaving this position is what is needed to bring more peace to the state, I can even tell them to come and take it. It is not about me. Definitely, I will go but Rivers State will still remain.

I am the governor. No matter what, there are things I could have done and there would have been a total crisis but your ability to restrain in the face of crisis when you have the power to do things is maturity”

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