By Hannah Nathan, Warri
Governor Siminalayi Fubara has received advice from certain young people in Rivers State not to recall the commissioners who left his administration.
Additionally, they advised against the governor bringing the 2024 budget before the Assembly again. If the governor disregards the warning, the youths, who staged a massive protest in Port Harcourt on Friday, threatened to take over the Government House.
According to a reliable source, on Monday night, Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, reached a consensus to put a stop to the political unrest roiling the state.
Following a meeting between President Bola Tinubu and other relevant parties and the two opposing factions, an agreement was achieved.
However, political observers and analysts contend that the deal mediated by the President is biased in favour of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Wike.
The Rivers youths called on Fubara to renounce the pact during their protest on Friday in Port Harcourt.
“We’re calling on the governor not to recall any Commissioner. Any attempt to recall any Commissioner, we’ll occupy the Government House,” the protesting youths hammered.
“Nyesom Wike did not vote for Sim alone. We also voted for Sim. We’ll not allow anybody, anybody to truncate the will of Rivers people. So we’re calling on the Governor, don’t be under any pressure from anybody. We want to call on the Governor, don’t return the budget to the Assembly.
“The Rivers State House of Assembly has only one Speaker recognised by the law which is Edison Ehie. As such, the seats of the 27 lawmakers are vacant. We want to call on the Governor, we voted for you and you must listen to us, Tinubu is not from Rivers State,” a leader of the protesting youths said.