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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

Former President Goodluck Jonathan wades into Wike, Fubara conflict

Former President Goodluck Jonathan wades into Wike, Fubara c

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has asked Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to work together for the good of the people of Rivers State.

Jonathan called for the truce, Monday, during the flag-off of the N222.1 billion Trans-Kalabari Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

He described the political tension in Rivers State as worrisome.

The state has been in political crisis since Wike, the immediate River state governor and Fubara, his successor as governor, fell out.

Jonathan said, “Outgoing governors and incoming governors must know that they work together for the collective interest of the citizens of the state and that is critical.

“In the case of Rivers, Honourable Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Sim Fubara must work together to develop the land and people of Rivers State. The tension will not help us.

“So, I urge political actors; you must work together if you love the Rivers people.

“I join the leaders of Rivers State and the well-meaning Nigerians that have been calling for truce and ceasefire, to also reemphasise that there is a need for a ceasefire.

“Let us do things that would rather project the state.

“We are calling on them (Wike and Fubara) to embrace themselves. One hand does not clap. It takes two hands to clap. So, we want them to work together for the collective interest.”

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