Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, on Thursday,
said his predecessor, who is the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory,
FCT, Nyesom Wike, remains his ‘oga’ (boss).
Governor Fubara said this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State
capital, when both met for the first time in the state since the political
The event was the rededication service of the 2023/2024
Legal Year of the Rivers State Judiciary, held at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican
Church, Hospital Road.
At the start of his speech, Governor Fubara jokingly asked
the congregants to suspend the recognition of guests in order not to commit
another impeachable offence.
On the feud with Wike, Fubara said: “My oga (boss) remains
my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to
He described the political crisis as a thing of the past,
adding that although it had been a trying time for the state, the
misunderstanding would pass. He promised his administration would deliver for
Wike arrived towards the end of the church service. He had a
handshake with Fubara, his successor, before sitting on the same row with him.
Recall that a political crisis ensued when the state
lawmaker attempted to impeach Governor Fubara.
The House of Assembly was torched and, as the issue
degenerated into chaos, security agents allegedly shot at the governor.
Seeming calm has returned to the state, as President Bola
Tinubu then stepped in.