Rivers crisis: Edwin Clark asks Tinubu to call Wike to order


A former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark, has called on President Bola Tinubu to call Nyesom Wike to order over the political crisis in Rivers State.

There had been speculation that Wike, the Federal Capital Territory minister, was behind Monday’s impeachment attempt against the Governor. Siminalayi Fubara.

Clerk told journalists on Monday in Abuja that the crisis in the Rivers House of Assembly could be attributed to Mr Wike, who is Mr Fubara’s predecessor, according to a Television channel report..

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of the Governor | https://x.com/SimFubaraKSC/status/1712873184255483946?s=20]

He appealed to the minister to give peace a chance in Rivers State.

This is the first time that a high profile figure would openly blame Mr Wike for the Rivers crisis.

Governor Fubara, after being tear-gassed by some police officers while walking on a road in Port Harcourt, said he did not know those behind the political crisis.

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“I’m not planning anything against anyone, but I don’t know where everything is coming from,” Fubara told reporters.

Fubara said security in Rivers State had been compromised. “They were shooting directly at me. But it doesn’t matter, one day someone will die,” she stated.

Meanwhile, the police statement on the crisis was silent on the attack on Governor Fubara and the explosion and fire at the Rivers House of Assembly Complex.

Wike is yet to comment on the crisis in the state.

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