Wike Vs Fubara: Rivers State Elites Drag Tinubu To Court

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Following the shake in the political space in Rivers State Nigeria, six elders of Rivers State have dragged President Bola Tinubu to the Federal High Court in Abuja, for allegedly compelling Governor Siminilaya Fubara to enter into an unconstitutional agreement.

The plaintiffs, led by a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly representing Bonny State Constituency, Victor Jumbo, are Senator Bennett Birabi, Senator Andrew Uchendu, Rear Admiral O. P. Fingesi, Ann Kio Briggs and Emmanuel Deinma.

They maintained that the said agreement, which was signed on December 18, was not only illegal but amounted to an usurpation, nullification, and undermining of the extant/binding relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

Consequently, they prayed the court to, among other things, determine whether President Tinubu, Governor Fubara, and the Rivers State Assembly have the rights and are entitled to enter into any agreement that has the effect of nullifying or undermining the constitutional/legal potency of the provisions of Section 109(I)(g) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

They contended that neither President Tinubu nor Governor Fubara has the statutory powers to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from conducting fresh elections to replace the 27 Rivers State lawmakers.

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Accordingly, the lawmakers defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC as alleged.

Recall that the rift has lingered after presidential intervention to save the situation. It is a known fact that the battle is between FCT Minister Wike and the Governor of Rivers state Fubara as 9News Nigeria reports.

Sources close to Rivers state government told 9News Nigeria that Governor Fubara cannot remain loyal to Former Governor Nyesom Wike to dominate the House of Assembly, political appiontee slots and even commissioners leaving the present government empty handed.

The quest for control of Power is the challenge in Rivers State Nigeria. Dragging the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to court in Abuja is not the measure to settle the Tussle, our source hinted.

-Princely Onyenwe reporting

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