In a significant development today, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, convened at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
This rendezvous of two prominent politicians, both belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), transpired amidst escalating tensions surrounding Governor Fubara’s recent impeachment proceedings initiated by the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The high-stakes meeting took place as the duo participated in a session of the Police Council, a constitutional body vested with the responsibility of overseeing the organization and administration of the Nigeria Police Force.
President Bola Tinubu presided over the Council, with its membership comprised of governors from each state in the Federation, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, and the Inspector-General of Police.
Prior to the commencement of the meeting, Governor Fubara and Minister Wike engaged in a public handshake, symbolizing a show of unity and camaraderie despite the prevailing political storm. The gesture, witnessed by a throng of onlookers and reporters, sent a message of solidarity amidst the ongoing impeachment proceedings.
The Rivers State House of Assembly had initiated impeachment proceedings against Governor Fubara on Monday, citing alleged violations of state laws and constitutional provisions. The move has ignited fervent debates and political tensions within the PDP and the state at large.