Rivers crisis: I’m ready for peace, won’t accept to be dragged down – Wike to Fubara


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed interest in accepting peace following the face-off with Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State.


Wike, however, vowed never to allow anybody drag him down amid his new stance for peace.


The immediate past governor disclosed this at his residence in Port Harcourt while addressing the traditional rulers of Ogbaland who visited him on the occasion of his 56th birthday.


According to Wike: “No politician will fold his hands and allow himself to be dragged down.


“I and my team would accept peace but we won’t allow ourselves to be dragged down because when we go down, who will protect our people. Who will talk about our own interest.”


The crisis between Wike and Fubara had snowballed into disharmony within the state legislature as 27 lawmakers had defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.


As the crisis deepened, the state House of Assembly was razed down by fire and Fubara’s administration demolished the complex.

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