Rivers NASS Caucus Declares Support For Wike Over Feud With Fubara

Rivers NASS Caucus Declares Support For Wike Over Feud With Fubara
  • PublishedNovember 3, 2023

Amid the political crisis between former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his political godson, Governor Siminalayi Fubara, members of the state caucus of the National Assembly on Thursday, November 2, paid a solidarity visit to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister.

The lawmakers during the visit condemned the political crisis in the state and declared their total support for the ex-governor.

Members of the Rivers State National Assembly Caucus that visited Wike were all three senators from Rivers State and 11 House of Representatives members.

Wike while addressing the caucus, maintained that he is not interested in the governance of the state, saying his hands are full on his new job as FCT minister.

He, however, said he would not allow anyone to destroy the political structures he has built for years.

Wike said: “I am not interested in the governance of Rivers State. Am here as Governor in FCT, I am interested in the political structure we’ve built over the years in Rivers state.

“Anybody who tried it will get the resistance of his life. Anybody who puts his hands in Rivers state political structures, what you see, you see.”

The minister added that those who accused him of demanding 25 per cent from the state government were ignorant.

He said: ‘’I was governor for eight years. I am now FCT minister, not just minister and some will say that I am asking for 25 per cent; that is madness.”

The leader of the delegation, Kingsley China, the House of Representatives minority leader, while speaking earlier, said the caucus was visiting to show solidarity and declare their unalloyed support for the FCT minister.

He said: “We thank you for your invaluable support for all of us. You supported us all through the primaries. You are the reason why we are in the National Assembly today”.

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