Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, and Nyesom Wike, the current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who is also Fubara’s estranged godfather, are currently meeting in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
President Bola Tinubu is currently presiding over the National Police Council meeting at the State House.
Remember that there is a scheme to start the governor’s impeachment process, and it is alleged that the FCT Minister is behind it.
The duo are among the 36 state governors invited to attend the Police Council meeting holding in the Council Chambers in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, under the watchful eyes of President Tinubu.
Other state governors at the close door meeting are Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dapo Abiodun- (Ogun), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Abdullahi Abba (Kano), Bassey Otu (Cross River).
Before they went into closed-door session, some of the governors including Wike and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu were sighted as they engaged in an aside discussion while others engaged in exchanging banters.
In the ensuing development, Wike later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Governor Fubara after he had disengaged from the NSA.
It is the first time the Rivers state Governor (decked in white Kaftan) and his estranged Godfather, Wike (also spotted in a white kaftan) are meeting face to face since the beginning of the reported spat between them.
A reported crisis between Fubara and Wike is said to have led to moves by 24 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Fubara resulting in turbulence in the state on Monday, as the governor’s loyalists stormed the assembly complex in protest against the plot.
This followed the alleged arsonists’ Sunday bombing of the state House of Assembly, which is situated along Moscow Road in Port Harcourt. Certain properties were destroyed, and a portion of the chamber sustained damage.
Additionally, it was stated that the Speaker of the Assembly had been deposed and the Leader of the House had taken his place in the House of Assembly by the governor’s supporters.