Political feud: Fubara moves to probe Wike, others

We will be setting up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So, brace up, I am not going back on it.


By Deborah Hassan

365Daily – The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, and other ex-governors of Rivers State will soon have to account for their time in office as Governor Siminalayi Fubara has disclosed plans to set up a judicial panel of inquiry into their activities while on seat.

This is just as he dismissed the apology made by Wike to the people of the state for choosing him (Fubara) as his successor, saying God does not make mistakes when He elevates any person to whatever level.

Governor Fubara and Wike, who is his predecessor, are in a battle of supremacy in Rivers State.

Fubara aspoke on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the swearing-in of Dagogo Israel Iboroma (SAN), as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the State at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor said he was bringing the Attorney-General on board at a critical time that there were lots of legal matters that needed to be tackled, with bravery and courage.

He said, “We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.

”Let me also say this, you have a big task. We will be setting up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So, brace up, I am not going back on it.

“Please, defend us. We know that you are going to defend us because your record is clean. You are a gentleman and peaceful. You are not a noise maker. People like you are endowed, and they have the fear of God.”

Fubara, while expressing pleasure at the appointment of Iboroma, said the state was beginning a new era with a well-constituted State House of Assembly and a seasoned lawyer appointed as the Attorney-General of the State.

“I am happy that this is happening today to mark the beginning of a new era in our administration,” he stated, adding that though it is now clear that the political problem he has with his erstwhile benefactor, Wike, cannot be resolved amicably, ”we have to move forward. And, moving forward, if it means taking decisions that are going to hurt anybody, we are not going back.”

In an apparent jab at the immediate-past Attorney-General of the state, Professor Zaccheaus Adangor, whom he accused of sabotaging the same administration he served, the governor said: “It is good that you were already a SAN before your appointment. This means that you’re a very thorough lawyer and has earned your appointment. Not like the one we had here, who while in office, they went to pay money to get SAN. When you become a SAN, the only thing you will do is to sabotage government.

“Instead of you to close your mouth, you go publicly to claim that you are a learned person. But go publicly to tell people that you were the Chief Law Officer.

“Chief Law Officer? You were here and you went to stand before a Magistrate Court. At that time, you didn’t remember that you were a Chief Law Officer, going against the ethics of your job. Like I said, you will get your reward, not in the next world, but in this world.”


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