30th October, 2023
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark on Monday said the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike is the brain behind plan to impeach Governor Siminalaye Fubara of Rivers State.
The Rivers State House of Assembly had pressed the button to impeach the governor from office but the governor stormed the Assembly where he was teargassed by the police.
Clark, in a statement on Monday said he had been greatly disturbed by the reported developments in Rivers State in the last 24 hours.
He said he had been reliably informed that there was a plot to unlawfully remove Fubara, who has spent only about five months in office.
Clark added that he understood the sad episode was being orchestrated by Wike and that the intention was to remove the Governor, force his deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu to resign, and install the Speaker of the House of Assembly, another Ikwerre person as the governor of the state.
“Let me warn strongly, we won’t allow that to happen. President Bola Tinubu must call Nyesom Wike and the security agencies in Rivers State to order, to avert any untold crisis in Rivers State.
“The consequences would be dire for the stability of the region and the national economy. What has Governor Fubara done wrong? Refusing to be further ‘remote controlled?
“Mr. Nyesom Wike was governor for 8 years, nobody hassled him. He governed Rivers State like an emperor, he did not show any iota of respect and regard to anyone, not even those who imposed him on Rivers people in 2015,” Clark said.