Rivers Crisis: Wike Loses More Supporters to Fubara

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, might be facing serious leadership challenge, as some of his close supporters have started pulling out of his camp to enlist support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

For instance, one of his close allies, and member representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Boniface Emerengwa, recently pledged loyalty to the government of Fubara.

Fubara, too, had accepted the pledge from Emerengwa and other political big wigs in the state, assuring them that his government would never be distracted from delivering on its promises to Rivers people.

Other National Assembly lawmakers, who paid solidarity visit to the governor at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Monday evening, included Anderson Allison (APC-Okrika/Ogu/Bolo), Boma Goodhead (PDP-Asari Toru/Akuku Toru), Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP-Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro) and Umezuruike (Labour-Port Harcourt I).

Emerengwa explained that he was throwing his total support and loyalty to the Fubara administration because it was undisputable that the governor was both the leader of the PDP and the state.

Emerengwa said he had come to the realisation that it was unnecessary and futile to continue to struggle and fight over who controls the party and leads the State when the party and the nation’s constitutions were clear on the issue.

The former chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area said Rivers people had made their choice through their votes and gave their mandate to governor Fubara.

According to him, having secured electoral victory on March 18, 2023, affirmed by the Supreme Court, Fubara had become the number one citizen of the state.

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