The long-lingering political crisis between the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and his successor, Siminalayi Fubara has finally attracted the intervention of President Bola Tinubu.
The relationship between the duo has suffered a setback following attempts by a section of the state House of Assembly to impeach the incumbent governor.
Consequently, blame for the attempted impeachment of Governor Fubara is being placed on Wike, with sources accusing him of being the hidden hand orchestrating the actions of the House of Assembly faction behind the impeachment efforts.
According to The Nation, the president used the opportunity of Tuesday’s meeting of the Police Council, which both the governor and the FCT Minister attended as members, to ostensibly end the feud between the two political allies.
Governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, disclosed the president’s intervention while briefing correspondents on the outcome of the Police Council’s meeting, held at the State House, Abuja.
Despite their feud, Fubara and Wike had earlier exchanged pleasantries inside the Council Chambers venue of the meeting before it commenced.
Muhammed, who is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) also disclosed that the opposition governors have resolved to work with the president because he has shown good faith by not interfering with gubernatorial cases brought before the courts by PDP members.
The supporters of the present administration in Rivers state are confident that the timely intervention of Mr. President will yield a positive impact to ensure that the raging rifts between the political father and his son are resolved without further delay.