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Jonathan Steps Into Wike, Fubara Crisis



Jonathan on Wike and Fubara

President Goodluck Jonathan has called for ceasefire in the fight between Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Jonathan who made the call on Monday during the unveiling of the Trans-Kalabari Road in Rivers State, urged Wike and Fubara to bury the hatchet and work together. reports the previous weeks have been filled with mudslinging between the two..

See photo of Goodluck Jonathan in Rivers State

Ex president Jonathan said,“Outgoing governors and incoming governors must know that they work together for the collective interest of the citizens of the state and that is critical,” he said.

“In the case of Rivers, Honourable Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Sim Fubara must work together to develop the land and people of Rivers State. The tension will not help us.”

“So, I urge political actors, you must work together if you love the Rivers people. I join the leaders of Rivers State and the well-meaning Nigerians that have been calling for truce and ceasefire to also reemphasize that there is a need for a ceasefire,” Jonathan said.

“Let us do things that would rather project the state.We are calling on them [Wike and Fubara] to embrace themselves. One hand does not clap. It takes two hands to clap. So, we want them to work together for the collective interest,” Jonathan added.

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