Spokesperson Commends Rivers State Governor for Asserting Authority Amidst Political Tensions

Spokesman Commends Rivers State Governor’s Actions

Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 presidential Campaign Organisation, has expressed his approval of the governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, for reportedly severing ties with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

This development follows longstanding rumors of discord between Fubara and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister.

Tensions Escalate with Impeachment Plot and Fire Incident

The purported discord between Fubara and Wike has given rise to tensions, notably with a reported plot by members of the State House of Assembly to impeach the governor.

Matters took a critical turn on a Sunday night when a fire incident occurred at the State House of Assembly, with some alleging that it was an act of arson, orchestrated by Edison Ehie, the Majority Leader of the House, to obstruct the governor’s impeachment.

In the wake of this, Edie was removed from his position as Majority Leader on Monday, with blame for the fire incident laid at his doorstep.

Governor Fubara Defends Himself Against Impeachment

Addressing his supporters in Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Fubara refuted any wrongdoing that would warrant impeachment.

He warned against unjustified attempts to remove him through impeachment, vowing to resist such efforts.

Bwala’s Support and Recommendations

In response to the unfolding crisis, Daniel Bwala, using his X account, commended Fubara for exercising his executive authority.

He went on to suggest that the next step should involve writing to the relevant authorities to withdraw Wike as the minister representing Rivers State and to consider demolishing any of Wike’s properties that do not align with the state’s original master plan.


The political landscape in Rivers State appears to be in turmoil, with allegations of strained relations, impeachment threats, and even a fire incident at the State House of Assembly.

Daniel Bwala’s statements show support for Governor Fubara’s actions and raise the possibility of further political maneuvers.

The situation in Rivers State remains a topic of concern and interest in Nigeria’s political scene.

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