Rivers Crisis: I Didn’t Invite Tinubu To Intervene – Wike
Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has said he did not invite President Bola Tinubu to intervene in the political crisis in Rivers State.
Wike disclosed this on Sunday while addressing a congregation during a thanksgiving ceremony for the immediate past Commissioner for Works in Rivers State, George Kelly Alabo, at the Kings’ Assembly in Port Harcourt.
Last week, a truce was reached between the warring Wike and Governor Fubara following a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This was followed by an eight-point resolution to help douse the tension in the state.
But during the service, Wike appreciated President Tinubu for intervening in the crisis, but said he did not invite him to do so.
“Don’t pull the ladder you used to climb up. If you know you are coming back, the ladder you have pulled down, I don’t know how you will come down.
“I want the church to continue praying for us and not let us fail. We must thank Mr President for interfering and intervening, but I was not the one who invited Mr President. People are saying the president is intervening.
“You are the one who said the president should intervene and he has intervened. You now turned around and said that he does not have a constitutional right.
“No matter what the circumstances are, the president invited me to the meeting. I have subjected myself to the peace process.
“Some of you did not even know that Mr President had invited us privately and said do this and we agreed before Mr President before him. We must tell our people this simple truth. I have done my own part. I am happy and I am doing well in Abuja, too.”