Following a rift between them, Rivers State’s Governor Siminalayi Fubara has apologised and pledged his loyalty to his predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.
The Governor made the statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where both politicians attended the rededication service of the 2023/2024 Legal Year of the Rivers State Judiciary that held at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Hospital Road.
Fubara insisted that Wike remained his leader, and warned his supporters to desist from using abusive words on perceived opponents, something he said did not authorise.
Saying the recent political crisis in the state was a thing of the past, Fubara sued for peace, saying: “My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody.
“I want us to continue to pray for the peace and development of this state. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody.”
The FCT Minister arrived at the church service almost at the end and shook hands with Fubara before sitting on the same pew with him.
Both politicians’ relationship went sour less than six months last month.
The crisis climaxed in October when the chamber of the State House of Assembly was set ablaze and the subsequent move to impeach the Governor.
Fubara had stormed the complex alongside his supporters, vowing to fight the impeachment threat, but faced a barrage of water-cannon and tear-gas by police.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had summoned the duo, members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).