The caretaker committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, on Thursday, gave an update on the political crisis between the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

How Tinubu’s Move To Reconcile Wike, Fubara Has Collapsed – APC
President Bola Tinubu, Governor Sim Fubara and Nyesom Wike

Many Nigerians had thought that President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in the matter would have laid it to rest.

Unfortunately, the face-off appears to be at the budding stage.


Now, Okocha is saying that the move by President Tinubu to end the rift between Wike and Fubara had collapsed.

Don’t forget that President Tinubu recently met Wike and Fubara at the presidential villa in Abuja, to end the political crisis in Rivers.

The Tussle

However, the crisis in the last few days has seen the state government demolish the state House of Assembly complex, while 27 members of the assembly loyal to Wike defected to the APC.

Also Read: Wike vs Fubara: Why We Demolished State Assembly Complex – Rivers Govt

Okocha addressed a press conference at the APC national secretariat on Thursday in Abuja.

He said: “I wasn’t part of it, but whatever that was it, has broken down, and it has been broken irreconcilably”.

Dwelling On Illegality

According to him, the four members of the state House of Assembly led by the factional Speaker, Edison Ehie, who sat and passed the budget presented to them by Fubara were dwelling on illegality.


To him, their action would not stand.

Okocha said the APC was wooing Wike to defect to the party, stressing that as soon as he becomes a member of the APC, he would become the party’s leader in the state.


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