Amidst crisis that escalated in Rivers State on Monday, the governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been spotted exchanging pleasantries at the State House in Abuja.
Fubara and Wike are attending a meeting of the Police Council, which is chaired by President Bola Tinubu and has the 36 governors, the Minister of the FCT, the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) as members.
Wike and Fubara shook hands before the commencement of the meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja despite a rumoured rift between them.
A reported 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.
This came following the bombing of the state House of Assembly located along Moscow Road in Port Harcourt by suspected arsonists on Sunday, where a section of the chamber was reportedly damaged, and some properties destroyed.
During a speech on Monday, Governor Fubara had insisted that he had not done anything wrong for him to be impeached by the Rivers state House of Assembly
The governor stated that any unjustified action against him will be resisted.