Wike, Fubara shake hands in Aso Villa amid Rivers crisis

Siminalayi Fubara

Former governor of Rivers State and now minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike on Tuesday met with his successor Governor Siminalayi Fubara at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Both men shook hands as soon as they met.

It is believed that the Presidency has waded into the crisis in Rivers which saw some members of the State House of Assembly loyal to Wike serve Fubara an impeachment notice.

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Addressing the youth who gathered at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday over the move to impeach him, Fubara said: “We woke up this morning to a very troubling news. We have gone to the assembly to see for ourselves what has happened.

“On my way there, I was shot at directly… But it doesn’t matter, somebody will die one day. Whether you die inside your house or on the road. So my journey today, whatever it is that wants to happen, let it happen.

“If Siminalayi Fubara is in peace, I am not a force neither will I be…What I’m saying is that any attempt that is not justified will be resisted. That offence that I have committed, come out and tell the people of Rivers State. That’s what I want.”

Political observers say the plot to impeach Fubara could be connected to his alleged refusal to join Wike in the latter’s reported proposed move to officially leave the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.