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“Wike carrying out APC’s agenda in Rivers” – Former Senate president alleges

Former Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara has accused FCT minister Nyesom Wike of stoking the embers of war in Rivers State.

Wabara, who is the current chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this while reacting to a recent move by pro-Wike lawmakers, and the call by the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the Rivers House of Assembly to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara

Wabara urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call Wike to order, “before he plunges Rivers State into a needless political crisis.”

He accused Wike of engineering the face-off between Fubara and the lawmakers in the Rivers Assembly.

Wabara warned that Nigeria might not survive any instability in Rivers State considering the state’s economic importance to the country.

He appealled to President Tinubu to prevail on Wike to give peace a chance and allow his successor to discharge his constitutional roles without undue influence.

“I want to appeal to Mr President to call his appointee, Nyesom Wike to order so that his actions in Rivers do not confirm the suspicion that APC has an agenda to turn Nigeria into one party state. Wike should allow peace to reign in Rivers State,” Wabara said.

“Mr President should appreciate the importance of Rivers as a major revenue base of the country, and should the trouble they are stoking erupt, Nigeria will definitely not escape the aftermath.”

Wabara, further advised members of the Rivers House of Assembly not to yield themselves as agents of distabilization of the state “because history will not be kind to them.”

He reminded the political gladiators in Rivers State to carefully weigh the grave implications of any attempt to forcefully remove a democratically-elected governor or president from office.

The former Senate President who warned that the PDP would not tolerate any further intimidation or persecution of the Governor, urged “all those involved in the political brouhaha in Rivers to give peace a chance”.

On the mass exodus of PDP members in Abia State, Senator Wabara who said such scenario was not unexpected, however, urged the party faithful not to panic.

He said that the elders of the party had initiated moves to half further exit of members, describing the development as the after effect of the impunity of the last PDP-led administration in the state, and its utter disregard to internal democracy and party supremacy.

Wabara further noted that some chieftains who are leaving the party are doing so for self protection while some join the bandwagon without any deep thought of their action.

He urged PDP members in the state to remain resolute and support the on-going efforts to rebuild and reposition the party for a winning spree in 2027.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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