Clark Asks Tinubu To Intervene In Rivers Crisis

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Elder statesman and leader of Pan Niger Niger-Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, has urged President Bola Tinubu to intervene in the renewed political crisis in Rivers State, warning that a breakdown of law and order in the state won’t be in the overall interest of Nigeria’s economy.
The Niger Delta leader also urged the president to call the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to order, stressing that the minister should be told to focus on his office, knowing that he is just one among a cabinet of 48 persons.
Although he thanked Tinubu for his initial intervention in the crisis, by urging the Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor in office, Wike, to sheath their swords, Clark said “let no one be deceived, the situation is not yet over and things seem to be degenerating by the day.”
Clark, who described the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara and Wike as his sons, said “Rivers State is very important to the stability of the Niger Delta and the overall national economy. Therefore, any breakdown of law and order there will not be in the overall interest of all.”
Clark added, “I am very sure that your security and media people could have kept you abreast of what we see happening every day. First and foremost, is the fact that the governor of Rivers State has since gone on to apologise to the people of the state over what he considers to have been how the political intrigues created anxiety and tension in the state when it occurred. As a former governor, you will agree with me that this is gentlemanly and commendable of the governor.
“On one occasion, he stated that ‘impeachment is not a military coup’, a total outrage when all hands are on deck to consolidate this democracy under your leadership,” he said.



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