Tinubu will remain impartial in Rivers political turmoil- Presidency

By Innocent Raphael

The Presidency has declared that the president will remain impartial amidst the escalating political turmoil in Rivers State.

In a recent interview with TVC, Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, emphasized President Tinubu’s commitment to non-partisanship.

Recall that tensions between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and former Governor turned Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike have surged, despite Wike’s initial support for Fubara’s ascension to power.

Efforts for reconciliation, including a peace accord orchestrated by President Tinubu, have faltered, leading to a resurgence of hostilities.

The conflict peaked with a Rivers High Court decision restraining Wike-backed lawmakers from functioning as members of the state assembly.

Reacting to calls for an intervention in the conflict, the President affirmed that he will ensure peace reigns between parties involved and prevent any interference hindering the governance of Rivers State for the benefit of its people.

“…if they are banking on Mr. President to take sides on this matter, they’re mistaking and they’ll be disappointed. Mr. President will not do that. What he will do is to ensure that everybody has what they need in order to work.

“He will also ensure that any attempt to frustrate the operation of the Rivers State Government from conducting its affairs in a way that it would benefit the Rivers people, that’s obviously not going to be allowed by this President or anybody else. So, I think there’s a need for all stakeholders to understand that Mr President won’t take sides,” the statement read.

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