The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has accused his successor and Governor of Rivers State, Siminlayi Fubara of burning the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex.

The Rivers Assembly was burnt down over three weeks ago during an attempted impeachment of Governor Fubara by some lawmakers.

Rivers: Fubara Meets Wike In Abuja Amid Impeachment Plot
Governor Fubara & Nyesom Wike

Rivers State plugged into a political crisis following a face off between Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

Despite President Bola Tinubu’s reported intervention to restore peace in the state, there are speculations that the political crisis is far from being resolved.


During a chat with selected reporters in Abuja on Friday, Wike accused Fubara of masterminding the burning of the Rivers State House of Assembly over his impeachment by 27 out of 32 members.

The Law

The former Rivers governor said Fubara should have allowed the law to take its course instead of taking laws into his hands and setting the legislative chamber on fire.


Wike described his successor as an ingrate for attempting to destroy his political structure, adding that he brought ethnic and other sentiments into Rivers state politics.

The minister said the only reason he’s keeping calm and not fighting Sim Fubara is because he respects President Tinubu and won’t want to disobey his order.

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