The Ijaw National Congress has called on President Bola Tinubu to wade into the political crisis rocking Rivers State in order to prevent the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and his loyalists from impeaching the state Governor, Siminialayi Fubara.
Chairman of the INC, Prof. Benjamin Okaba in a statement on Monday, said Wike is bent on kicking Fubara out of office despite previous interventions of the President and other critical stakeholders.
He accused Wike and some Federal Government Agencies of putting Rivers State at risk of anarchy.
Part of the statement reads
“Mr President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, we implore you once again to call Mr Wike and those Federal Government agencies and agents who are putting Rivers State at risk of anarchy, to order. Such elements are inimical to the stability of Nigeria sooner or later.”
“Is Wike the C-in-C of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, such that those on national assignments in Rivers State now act according to his whims and caprices or those he supports, in the push to impeach or make Rivers State ungovernable for His Excellency Governor Siminialayi Fubara, as he publicly boasted? As we glean from history, can law-abiding citizens suffer such intolerable lawlessness orchestrated by one man, indefinitely?
“We, therefore, submit to Mr President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that Ijaw National Congress Worldwide, its affiliate bodies, substructures and activists are direly concerned by the impunity and indecorous conduct by a Minister of the Federal Government and the apparent connivance of those who ought to curb his excesses.”