Abdulsalami, Kukah urged to intervene in Wike, Fubara feud

By Dirisu Yakubu

Against the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, the National Peace Committee has been called upon to intervene and resolve the crisis.

 Political affairs commentator, Jide Ojo, made the call in Abuja in an interview with Saturday PUNCH.

According to Ojo, the solution to the crisis does not lie with the politicians from the oil-rich state, noting that rather than find a solution, they have pitched their tents with either the governor or the minister.

Ojo maintained that with the national and international pedigree of the former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, the feuding parties could be reconciled with ease.

He said, “The National Peace Committee that has been intervening in elections can also intervene to solve this problem in Rivers. Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and Chief Emeka Anyaoku are the right people to intervene and settle this rift.

 “We need statesmen, people of unblemished character who are not businessmen to intervene. I mean people who have no stake in Rivers. A political solution is the way to go. Both camps are getting court injections but with men who are not looking for contracts, this crisis can be addressed once and for all.

In his contribution, a chieftain of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, urged the two politicians to embrace peace and renew their friendship.

Speaking with our correspondent on Saturday, Sani said, “What is happening between them is not new in Nigeria. Hardly will you point out one political godfather and his son who has been without an internecine feud.

“They should manage their differences with decorum lest they become the butt of jokes on the street as poor managers of their political differences.”

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