Fubara Says His Dispute with Wike Is Like That Of Father And Son, Will Be Resolved
Governor Siminalaye Fubara has said his dispute with former governor Nyesom Wike, which has plunged rivers state into a political crisis, is like that of father and son.
Fubara said the dispute is an internal affairs of the state and would be resolved.
He spoke on the dispute, while receiving a delegation of military officer led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, at the Rivers state government house in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
The governor said there is no crisis in the state contrary to reports.
Wike, who is the immediate past governor of the state on Tuesday, confirmed the dispute, but said it would be resolved by People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The former governor, who is the minister of federal capital territory said, the dispute was over the control of the state.
Already, president Tinubu had waded into the dispute and the PDP governor’s forum said it has resolved the crisis.
Meanwhile, a Rivers state high court, sitting in Isiakpo has restrained the state house of assembly from going ahead with its plan to impeach the governor.
The court also restrained the assembly’s speaker, his deputy and the state chief judge until the determination of a motion on notice filed by governor Fubara.
Meanwhile, the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) has told PDP state governors that he could not be intimidated in his quest to retain his political structure in Rivers state.
Wike, who is at loggerheads with governor Siminalayi Fubara, vowed to resist any attempt to tamper with PDP political structure in the state.
He issued the warning after a closed door meeting with the chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum, Bala Mohammed, who paid a courtesy visit to him in his Abuja office.
The PDP governor’s forum chairman was accompanied on the visit by the governors’ Ahmadu Finitiri, Caleb Muftwang and Agbu Kefas.
He told the governors that the planned impeachment of Fubara was a provision of the constitution and could not be described as a military coup.
Wike said he is not a political ingrate and would not work with those who fought him while he was struggling to ensure that Fubara got elected.