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Monday, February 26, 2024

Rivers crisis: I’ve fulfilled my part of peace accord – Minister Wike

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Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT stated that he and his camp members have fulfilled their part of the peace deal initiated by President Bola Tinubu on the political crisis in Rivers State.

Wike stated this on Saturday when he visited the Oba of Ogbaland in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers, Eze Nnam Obi III.

The minister said that all parties involved in the political crisis had endorsed the presidential proclamation.

Addressing the monarch, wike said he was interested in the peace and unity of the state and promised not to let him down.

“We accepted whatever decision Mr. President has taken and we have on our own part fulfilled every condition given by Mr President because I told you I will not let you down.

“It is just to let you know that your request of making sure there is peace in the state of which you asked Mr President to intervene, we have accepted.

“And I want you to use this opportunity to continue to pray for Mr President for God to continue to give him wisdom to pilot the affairs of this nation,” Wike stated.

Wike also commended President Bola Tinubu for wading into the crisis in the state saying it shows his interest in the peace of the state, even as he promised never to disobey him.

Wike added, “He is not from this state. So many people have piloted the affairs of this country, crisis has engulfed other states and you hardly would see somebody to come out and say irrespective of the political party, I need peace in the state.

“If there is peace in the states, it will help peace in Nigeria. So, I will urge you and your council to continue to pray for Mr President for God to continue to give him wisdom to pilot the affairs of the country.”

The immediate past Governor of Rivers State was accompanied by the Minister of

Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri; and a former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva.

Others include Senator Sam Anyanwu, Senator Barinada Mpigi and National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, South-South, Chief Victor Giadom; and a former Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Felix Obuah.

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