Rivers Political crisis: Tinubu’s Truce, Illegal, Unacceptable – Eze
…Says President’s Scheme Only Offers a Temporary Respite for Wike …Commends Odili for Refusing to Append his signature to the Indicting Terms that Targeted at Caging Democracy and Good Governance in the State …Counsels Fubara to Consult Widely Before Acting on the Terms
…Raises dust over the authenticity of the document as both Mr President and authentic APC Leader didn’t sign the document
Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze says the terms of settlement proffered by President Bola Tinubu over the political crisis in Rivers State is callous, draconian, demeaning and to say the least, embarrassing to the sensibilities of the lettered Rivers public.
In a statement made available to the media, Eze said President Tinubu acted to further entrap Siminialayi Fubara into the bondage which he has been fighting off to liberate the state and her people from, noting that the 8-point agreement is anti-democratic and self-serving having failed to address the origin of the crisis which is the covert acts by the FCT Minister.
“Having carefully and critically read through the truce initiated by President Tinubu to address the lingering political crisis in Rivers State, I wish to highlight that the eight-point agreement is but unconstitutional, illegal, unacceptable, undemocratic, judicial abuse and a ploy to cage governance in Rivers State and buy temporary relief for Minister Nyesom Wike. The agreement failed woefully to address the major issues that brought up this conflict.
Further reasons for the Rivers crisis are the criminal, draconic, and dictatorial interference of the FCT minister in the governance of the State and the continued dehumanization and disrespect of Sir Similayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State. The said agreement did not address these issues or at least, tame Wike’s excesses; and having failed in this regard and coupled with the order that the Ex-lawmakers who by their defection from PDP to APC have lost their seats, to continue to act as Lawmakers, against the relevant provisions of the constitution, is absurd, unacceptable, condemnable and is an attempt by President Tinubu to usurp the judiciary powers which he doesn’t have.
Eze maintained that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria must be respected because it is superior to any agreement signed under whatever circumstance.
He highlighted that the following were parts of the funny agreement:- that all court cases instituted by Fubara should
be withdrawn; Impeachment processes against the Governor dropped; Amaewhule-led leadership, 26 defected members of the Assembly to decide where to sit henceforth, and the most ridiculous part of the pact is that the Governor to re-present the 2024 appropriation bill before the illegal legislative arm that has Ex-lawmakers and reincorporates former members of the state executive council who voluntarily resigned
from his cabinet and that the salaries and benefits should be paid to illegal Lawmakers in the State this is totally absurd and confusing
Eze exposed that contrary to the report being circulated by Media Houses that Governor Sim Fubara signed the unwise pact, Governor Fubara didn’t sign the agreement as he signed the unwise pact with Black Biro instead of Red Biro as expected of him as a Governor so such signing has no bearing as the pact is unimplementable besides the document has some question mark as the whole handwritings are all same which is not possible indicating that the document was prepared before the commencement and conclusion of the meeting. Check the writing carefully in the attached document. All signatures were signed before Wike and Ribadu signed. Even the over-ambitious Tony Okocha wanted to sign with the Red Biro
Eze maintained that If the story that is out is true then here comes dictatorship as Governor Fubara seems to have been ‘deballed’ by Wike while Edison and his colleagues who stood by the Governor have been thrown under the bus. This is pure political/economic castration of the Niger Delta through Fubara’s Rivers State
The APC Chief Commended Rivers State Ex-Goveenor, Dr. Peter Odili for not appending his expensive signature to such a pact aimed at caging governance in Rivers State.
Eze queried the presence of Tony Okocha, an imposter and none member of APC, in such a gathering where he was also permitted to sign the agreement without even the presence of the authentic APC State Chairman, Chief Emeka Beke
Eze counseled Fubara to disregard the pact and consult widely with Rivers State stakeholders before implementing any portion of that pact unless he is tired of continuing to act as the Governor of Rivers State.
Insisting that the defected Lawmakers have lost their seats according to the constitution,
Eze restated that there’s nothing that can be done to bring them back to the legislature given that the matter is constitutional, the APC chieftain called on President Tinubu to act as a Statesman and do the necessary by calling Wike to order before he brings unprecedented calamity to the state.