Rivers Crisis: Wike, Fubara Meet In Aso Rock, Shake Hands

...As Rivers Elders Meet Wike In Abuja

Embattled Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara and his estranged godfather, the incumbent Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike are currently in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Both personalities were attracted to the Villa for the National Police Council meeting currently being presided over by President Bola Tinubu.

It is not clear whether the meeting which has several governors in attendance will find a way of mending the estranged relationship between Governor Fubara, and his predecessor, Wike.

Other state governors sighted and headed to attend the closed-door event are Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dapo Abiodun- (Ogun), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Abdullahi Abba (Kano), Bassey Ottu (Cross River).

Before they went into a closed door, some of the governors including Wike and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu were sighted as they engaged in an aside discussion while others exchanged pleasantries.

In the ensuing development, Wike later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Governor Fubara after he had disengaged from the NSA.

It is the first time the Rivers State Governor (decked in white Kaftan) and his estranged Godfather, Wike (also spotted in a white kaftan) are meeting face to face since the beginning of the reported spat between them.

Recall that the crisis between Fubara and Wike is said to have led to moves by 24 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Fubara, resulting in turbulence in the state on Monday, as the governor’s loyalists stormed the assembly complex in protest against the plot.

Meanwhile, some elders in the state, on Tuesday, met the FCT Minister and former Rivers State governor, Wike in Abuja. The meeting was for a possible reconciliation of the crisis that rocked the State House of Assembly and the move to impeach the governor.

Recall that some elders of the state held a closed-door meeting with Fubara in Government House on Monday evening.

The elders were at the brick house, the governor’s official residence to reconcile the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and his political godson, Fubara.

Those in attendance on Monday and who also visited Wike include the Chairman, of Rivers Elders Forum, Chief Ferdinand Anabraba, former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Onueze Okocha, SAN, the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council, Chief Ohia Sergent Awuse, the former State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Felix Obuah, a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ken Chikere, the State PDP Chairman, Ambassador Desmond Akawor among others.

The outcome of the meeting with the governor which dragged into the night was not disclosed.

But on Tuesday morning, it was gathered that some of the elders met the governor again, and all of them proceeded to the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in the Ikwerre Local Government Area, where they flew to Abuja.

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