Rivers crisis: How Fubara’s move to probe Wike’s govt rattled ex-gov’s allies

Political tensions in Rivers State have escalated following the resignation of several commissioners from the State Executive Council.

This development is reportedly linked to Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s intention to investigate the administration of his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

Insider information reveals that the governor’s probe has deeply unsettled Wike’s supporters, leading to their resignation from the cabinet.

This move is seen as an attempt to avoid potential testimonies before the Judicial Panel of Enquiry, underlining the far-reaching implications of the governor’s actions.

Preye Samuel, a local legal practitioner, affirmed that the governor’s decision to initiate the probe is within his executive authority.

He said, “The move by Governor Siminalayi Fubara is a welcome development. He has not acted outside the purview of the law. Those who have given a political colouration to the move to institute a panel of enquiry are entitled to their opinion. It doesn’t change the fact that issues must be resolved, and the best way is what the governor has done.”

In other news, widespread celebrations have occurred in parts of the state following the resignation of several commissioners who were loyal to the former governor.

An anonymous high-ranking political figure revealed that the former governor’s supporters have fled due to Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s recent decision to investigate Nyesom Wike’s administration.

“Those commissioners have taken their destinies into their hands. Some have left the state with their families because it is no longer comfortable for them. They fear the probe panel that the governor wants to institute,” the source.

Traditional rulers back Gov Fubara

Meanwhile, various ethnic groups are actively preparing for a solidarity march to the Rivers State Government House to support the governor.

Reports indicate that representatives have been sent to congratulate the governor and encourage him to continue his efforts to liberate the state from self-serving politicians.

A senior member of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, who requested anonymity, expressed that the traditional rulers are pleased with the recent resignation of several commissioners.

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