Rivers crisis: Tinubu Directs Stoppage of Impeachment Against Fubara


By Kamsi Anayo

President Bola Tinubu has met with Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state and other key stakeholders to resolve the impasse with the predecessor, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

After hours of meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, all the parties came up with an eight point directives for the resolution of the political impasse in the state .

The resolutions included that the matters instituted in the courts by Gov. Fubara, and his team, in respect of the political crisis in the state, shall be withdrawn immediately.

“All impeachment proceedings initiated against the Governor of Rivers State by the Rivers State House of Assembly should be dropped immediately

“The leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly as led by the Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule shall be recognized alongside the 27 members who resigned from the PDP.

“The remunerations and benefits of all members of the Rivers State House of Assembly and their staff must be reinstated immediately and the governor shall henceforth not interfere with the full funding of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

“The Rivers State House of Assembly shall choose where they want to sit and conduct their legislative business without interference and/or hindrance from the Executive arm of government.

“The governor shall re-present the state budget to a properly constituted Rivers State House of Assembly.

“The names of all commissioners in the Rivers State Executive Council who resigned their appointments because of the political crisis in the state should be resubmitted to the House of Assembly for approval.

“There should not be a caretaker committee for the local governments in Rivers state. The dissolution of the local government administration is null and void and shall not be recognized,”.

However, the governor’s position on whether he accepted or not was not stated.


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