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Impeachment Saga: Clark To Tinubu: Call Wike To Order To Avoid Untold Crisis In Rivers

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…vows to resist plot to install suspended Speaker as gov

Foremost South-South leader and elderstatesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to immediately call to order the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nyesom Wike and security agencies loyal to him in Rivers state over the controversial impeachment plot against Governor Siminalaye Fubara.

Clark, in a statement on Monday, said that he had received the disturbing report that “there is a plot to unlawfully remove the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Siminalaye Fubara, who has spent only about 5 months in office”.

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“I understand the sad episode is being orchestrated by the immediate past Governor of Rivers State and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nyesom Wike. And that the intention is to remove the Governor, force his deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu to resign, and install the Speaker of the House of Assembly, another Ikwerre person as the governor of the State.
Let me warn strongly, we won’t allow that to happen!

“President Bola Tinubu must call Nyesom Wike and the security agencies in Rivers State to order, to avert any untold crisis in Rivers State.

“Last night, the hallowed chamber of the Rivers State House of Assembly was burnt, in what apparently is part of the plot to destabilize the State.

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“The Governor was tear-gassed and was even threatened with being shot at when he visited the Assembly Complex after the incident, to assess the level of damage.

“We are not in a barbaric state where people can do whatever they like; we are in a democracy and the tenets of constitutional democracy must be upheld by all Rivers people have suffered enough political crises, the state should not be allowed to degenerate again into its dark past, and the Niger Delta Region by extension. The consequences would be dire for the stability of the region and the National Economy.

*What has Governor Fubara done wrong? Refusing to be further “remote controlled”?

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“Mr. Nyesom Wike was Governor for 8 years, nobody hassled him. He governed Rivers State like an Emperor, he did not show any iota of respect and regard to anyone, not even those who imposed him on Rivers people in 2015.

“President Tinubu must act fast and avert the unfolding crisis in Rivers State in the interest of his administration, the nation’s democracy, and the Country at large.

“A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE!”, the statement warned

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