“Wike Demanded 25% Rivers Allocation”: Lawyer Alleges, Reveals Other Things
- Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister, has been accused of demanding a 25 per cent of the state allocation from his successor in Rivers State, Governor Siminalayi Fubara
- Chetam Thierry Nwala, a lawyer and activist, made the allegation in an interview while accusing the former governor of being the brain behind the political unrest in Rivers State
- Nwala also alleged that Wike demanded N2bn from the N5bn palliative sent to the state to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal
Port Harcourt, Rivers – Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has become the major actor receiving much of the accusing fingers in the growing political crisis in Rivers State.
Wike earlier served the state on two terms before he handed over to his anointed candidate, Siminalayi Fubara, who was sworn in on May 29.
Governor Fubara served impeachment notice
But on Monday, October 30, Fubara was served an impeachment notice by the state House of Assembly in which the governor claimed that he had not done anything wrong for him to be served the impeachment notice.
This has led to political unrest, and the house has been divided into factions, with the majority appearing to be on the side of Wike
Activist accused Wike of fuel political crisis in Rivers State
Reacting to the development, Chetam Thierry Nwala, a lawyer and activist, who spoke on Arise TV on Tuesday, October 31, alleged that Wike was demanding 25 of the state allocation and that the governor even offered to give the minister 10 per cent of the state allocation.
Nwala claimed that Wike appointed almost all the commissioners, aides, and even a chief security officer to the governor.
The activist alleged that the commissioners Wike appointed were disrespecting Governor Fubara, adding that all of these led to the revolt from the embattled governor and why he could not maintained that agreement reached between the duo before the election.
“Out of the N5 billion palliative sent to Rivers State, Wike demanded for N2 billion,” Nwala claimed.
See video of the interview here:
Impeachment of Rivers Governor: Tinubu, Wike, Fubara meet
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, disclosed President Tinubu’s intervention at a press briefing at the end of the police council meeting held in Abuja.
Mohammed, who is also the PDP governors’ forum chairman, added that he and his colleagues in the opposition have resolved to work with President Tinubu because he had shown good faith.