On Tuesday, President Bola Tinubu stepped in to resolve the political crisis that has been brought about by the disagreement between Rivers State Governor Simi Fubara and his predecessor, Governor Nyesom Wike.
President Tinubu took advantage of the opportunity to arbitrate and possibly put a stop to the conflict between the two political allies by attending the Police Council meeting, which both of them attended as members.
The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, revealed the President’s intervention to State House correspondents during a briefing regarding the outcome of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Notwithstanding their disagreement, Fubara and Wike had already mingled within the Council Chambers prior to the meeting starting.
The Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed, who is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) also disclosed that the opposition governors have resolved to work with the president because he has shown good faith by not interfering with gubernatorial cases brought before the courts by PDP members.
The peace moves followed the confirmation of Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector General of Police, IGP, by the council.
The minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, explained that the council confirmed him because he had acquitted himself well since he was appointed in an acting capacity.
He noted that Egbetokun has also provided a blueprint for ensuring the security of the country, which indicates his suitability for the post.