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Protest rocks Rivers over Tinubu’s intervention in Wike/Fubara feud


Protest rocked Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Friday, over the intervention of President Bola Tinubu in the feud between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and the resolution reached during the meeting with the duo.

The report revealed that commercial activities were disrupted at Rivers main town in Rivers State, as thousands of people loyal to Fubara trooped out in a peaceful solidarity rally for the Governor.

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Several groups from students unions, and civil liberty organizations to the Hausa community among others, were said to occupy the Government House main gate along Azikiwe Road.

Addressing journalists, Comrade Levi Okoru, coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students, said: “We are here to help you demand that our Governor speaks to us on what happened in the meeting he attended in Abuja at the instant of the President.

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“This is a solidarity visit and, as our father, he went on a trip. Now that he is back, we want him to brief us.

“We also want him to know that no matter the pressure he is passing through, Rivers State students are solidly behind him.”

Similarly, Comrade Abbey Precious Sime-Ipiri, National President of Rivers State students, said Governor Fubara has the support of students because he has promised to pay “our bursary after eight years”.

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Speaking on the peace agreement, Abbey noted that “those things were just mere directives by the President and they are not binding since they are not known laws.”