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Rivers State Is One Party State — Olabode George

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Chief Olabode George, a former national vice-chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest zone, has expressed concern about the feud between Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers state and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

On Monday, an effort to impeach Governor Fubara by loyalists of Wike in the state House of Assembly resulted in the removal of the House leader and the emergence of a factional speaker.

In response to the ongoing crisis, Chief George, 77, urged party elders to intervene and restore order within the PDP-controlled oil-rich state before the situation escalates further.

He said on Channels Television:

“What I will tell all sides is that, like I said, we need elders in the room who would call everybody to order. What is happening in Rivers is despicable. It is heart rendering, and I am very unhappy because Rivers is almost a one-party state.

“And for such a thing to be happening at this particular time, it’s bothering me, and the party must immediately get involved. The elections are over, the tribunal and electoral process is also over, and now let’s come and rebuild the party.

“All those broken areas must be patched up so that we can remain the indivisible and undefeatable party for the future. I am very sad about what is going on in Rivers state.

“All sides should calm down. Let the elders get involved to be able to resolve the crisis. In an organisation, yes, you would have differences. We can disagree without being disagreeable. Please, all sides should calm down and walk the part of honour.”

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