Not very many know what could have caused trouble between Nyesom Wike and the man he chose to succeed him, Fubara.

In the past one week, Rivers has been boiling, yet the crisis is in its budding stage. 


Properties have been damaged and insecurity has visited the state, all as a result of a fight between two elephants. 

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike

Like the man you often hear his voice in memes; saying: ‘I want trouble always’, the former Governor of Rivers State and the now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory is taking the issue in Rivers to another level.

In fact, as predicted by many, Wike, has vowed never to back down in the ongoing rift with the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

This is despite the intervention of President Bola Tinubu.


The fallout is laced with an impeachment plot by the Rivers State House of Assembly.

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The speaker of the Assembly, Martin Amaewhule, an ally of Wike, and some other members of the House had commenced impeachment proceedings against the governor.

‘Let Heaven Come Down’

Wike’s allies had suspended the Majority Leader of the House, Ehie Edison, who is believed to be Fubara’s loyalist.


Everything was getting dragged to the gallows, but there was a little beam of hope on Tuesday.

President Tinubu heard of the matter and called for talks with Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He wanted them to restore peace in the state.


But, speaking after the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, met over the crisis in Abuja, Wike insisted that the fight would continue even if heaven fell.

Wike noted that people knew he would never accept a threat and would not back down in the fight with Fubara.

He said, “You know I will not agree. If heaven will come down, let heaven come down so that everybody will be at rest.

“Anybody who knows me knows too well: what I’ll never take is a threat.

“You know I will not agree. If heaven will come down, let heaven come down so that everybody will be at rest.

“Let’s do things right. He said they should bring 20 billion every month; that’s politics. But nobody said this when I was fighting. If you like, accuse me”.

Right now, the tussle is on and not anyone can tell how it will end. One thing for sure is that money is involved in this crisis.

But will the two elephants fight regardless of how hurt the grasses get? Only time shall tell.


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