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Rivers Crisis: Group Cautions Tinubu Over Wike’s Actions

The Yoruba Renaissance Coalition (YRC) has expressed deep concern over the recent political crisis in Rivers State. On Sunday night, fire gutted a section of…

The Yoruba Renaissance Coalition (YRC) has expressed deep concern over the recent political crisis in Rivers State.

On Sunday night, fire gutted a section of the Rivers state assembly complex and the main chamber.

On Monday, the political crisis in the state escalated over the plot to impeach Siminalayi Fubara, the governor.

Ehie Edison, Fubara’s ally, was summarily removed as the leader of the house of assembly but hours later, he was elected as the new speaker.

Subsequently, all local government chairpersons in the state were reportedly sacked.

Weighing in, elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday said former Rivers governor and now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, is behind the plot to impeach Governor Fubara.

The YRC, in a statement signed by its Spokesperson Comrade Kunle Adetobi, urged President Bola Tinubu to take immediate action to address the situation.

The YRC warned that if left unchecked, Wike’s alleged actions could undermine the populist tendencies of President Tinubu’s government and potentially lead the nation into greater conflict.

“The YRC hereby emphasizes that in a democracy, the principles of constitutional democracy must be upheld by all, and no one should be allowed to act with impunity.

“We assert here that removing Wike from his position and investigating the involvement of the Rivers State Commissioner of Police are necessary steps to prevent any untold crisis in the state and the nation at large,” he said.

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