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Fubara, Wike agree to end rift after meeting with Tinubu

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The governor of Rivers State, Mr Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Barrister Nysom Wike have agreed to end their rift after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa on Monday.

The meeting had Vice President Kashim Shettima; the chief of staff to the president, Femi Gbajabiamila; national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; former governor of Rivers State Peter Odili and some traditional rulers from the state.

According to the resolutions reached at the end of the meeting, parties involved in the political crisis agreed that all matters instituted in courts should “immediately ” be withdrawn.

In the eight-point resolution signed by Fubara, Wike, and other Rivers stakeholders, it was agreed that all impeachment proceedings against the governor should be dropped “immediately”

The parties also resolved to recognise the leadership of Martin Amaewhule in the Rivers State House of Assembly and not that of Edison Ehie.

The two camps agreed to recognise Mr Amaewhule and his 26 allies who recently defected from the PDP to the APC.

“The remunerations and benefits of all members of the Rivers State House of Assembly and their staff must be reinstated immediately and the Governor of Rivers State shall henceforth not interfere with the full funding of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

“The Rivers State House of Assembly shall choose where they want to sit and conduct their legislative business without interference and/or hindrance from the Executive arm of Government.

“The Governor of Rivers State, Sir Fubara, shall re-present the state budget to a properly constituted Rivers State House of Assembly.

“The names of all commissioners in the Rivers State Executive Council who resigned their appointments because of the political crisis in the state should be resubmitted to the House of Assembly for approval.

“There should not be a caretaker committee for the local governments in Rivers State. The dissolution of the Local Government administration is null and void and shall not be recognised,” the resolution said.

 

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