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Rivers Crisis: Fubara, Wike Meet In Aso Rock

The embattled Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara and his estranged godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike are currently in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Both Wike and Fubara were at the Villa for the National Police Council meeting which is currently presided over by President Bola Tinubu.

As of the time of filing this report, it is not clear whether the meeting which has several governors in attendance will find a way of mending the estranged relationship between Governor Fubara, and his predecessor, Wike.

Other state governors at the closed-door meeting are Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dapo Abiodun- (Ogun), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Abdullahi Abba (Kano), Bassey Ottu (Cross River).

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Before they went into a closed door, some of the governors including Wike and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu were sighted as they engaged in an aside discussion while others exchanged pleasantries.

In the ensuing development, Wike later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Governor Fubara after he had disengaged from the NSA.

It is the first time the Rivers State Governor (decked in white Kaftan) and his estranged Godfather, Wike (also spotted in a white kaftan) are meeting face to face since the beginning of the reported spat between them.

Recall that the crisis between Fubara and Wike is said to have led to moves by 24 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Fubara, resulting in turbulence in the state on Monday, as the governor’s loyalists stormed the assembly complex in protest against the plot.

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