Why Tinubu Intervened In Rivers State Crisis — Ajuri Ngelale

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Ajuri Ngelale, President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has stated that the President has no political reason for meddling in the Rivers State political issue.

He noted that the President’s aim is to see peace triumph in the oil-rich state, adding that Tinubu is the nation’s father.

He went on to say that it is the President’s constitutional obligation to guarantee peace and harmony in all sections of the country, regardless of the people’s political allegiance.

Ngelale stated that Tinubu was fully prepared to take tough steps if stakeholders did not agree to a peaceful resolution of the Rivers State political issue on Monday.

In an interview with TVC, the presidential spokeswoman stated this.

Nobody achieved precisely what they wanted in the settlement enabled by the President, according to him, because every political split in the state had to make sacrifices in order to reach a final position, so there is no victor and no defeated.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu ended the protracted political deadlock in Rivers State on Monday.

The president addressed the situation during a meeting at the State House in Abuja with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara, former governor Peter Odili, and other stakeholders.

Following the conference, one of the conclusions reached was that all impeachment procedures begun by the State House of Assembly against Governor Fubara be withdrawn immediately.

The resolution stipulated that the salaries and perks of all members of the Rivers State House of Assembly and staff be resumed immediately.

In addition, all legal proceedings initiated by Governor Fubara and his staff will be abandoned immediately, and the governor will no longer interfere with the full funding of the State Assembly.

Another motion adopted at the conference was that the Rivers Assembly’s leadership, led by Martin Amaewhule, be recognized alongside the 27 members who resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It was also decided that the Rivers State House of Assembly would be free to sit anywhere they wanted and perform legislative work without intervention or hindrance from the Executive branch of government.

It was agreed that the Rivers Governor should re-present the state budget for 2024 to a properly constituted Rivers State House of Assembly and that the names of all commissioners who resigned their appointments due to the state’s political crisis should be resubmitted to the House of Assembly for approval.

The most recent resolution passed was that there should be no caretaker committees for local governments in the state and that the dissolution of the Local Government Administration is null and invalid and must not be recognized.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.