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Rivers crisis: Call Wike to order, Chief Edwin Clark urges Tinubu. By Buduzhi Egbe

Rivers crisis: Call Wike to order, Chief Edwin Clark urges Tinubu. By Buduzhi Egbe

 

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National Leader of the South-South/PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, OFR, CON, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to prevail on the turmoil currently playing out in Rivers State by calling Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike and the security agencies in the state to order, to avert any untold crisis.

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This was contained in a press briefing signed by the Elder Statesman, Chief Clark on the situation in Rivers State.

Chief Clark who expressed that he has been greatly disturbed by the reported developments in Rivers State in the last 24 hours, warn strongly, that people of the State won’t accept a situation whereby the Governor would be unlawfully kicked out of the Government House.

“I have been reliably informed that there is a plot to unlawfully remove the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Siminalaye Fubara, who has spent only about 5 months in office.

“I understand the sad episode is being orchestrated by the immediate past Governor of Rivers State and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nyesom Wike.

“And that the intention is to remove the Governor, force his deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu to resign, and install the Speaker of the House of Assembly, another Ikwerre person as the governor of the State.

He added, that last night, the hallowed chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly was burnt, in what apparently is part of the plot to destabilize the State.

“The Governor was tear-gassed and was even threatened with being shot at when he visited the Assembly Complex after the incident, to assess the level of damage.

“We are not in a barbaric state where people can do whatever they like; we are in a democracy and the tenets of constitutional democracy must be upheld by all.

“Rivers people have suffered enough political crises, the state should not be allowed to degenerate again into its dark past, and the Niger Delta Region by extension. The consequences would be dire for the stability of the region and the National Economy.

“What has Governor Fubara done wrong? Refusing to be further “remote controlled”?, he queried.

Continuing, Chief Clark said; “Mr. Nyesom Wike was Governor for 8 years, nobody hassled him. He governed Rivers State like an Emperor, he did not show any iota of respect and regard to anyone, not even those who imposed him on Rivers people in 2015.

“President Tinubu must act fast and avert the unfolding crisis in Rivers State in the interest of his administration, the nation’s democracy, and the Country at large. A word is good for the wise, he stated.

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