Rivers State governor, Sim Fubara should be mindful of the kinds of counsel he receives in connection with the ongoing rift between him and his political godfather and current minister of the FCT, Chief Nyesom Wike.
This is because negative advice could worsen matters between him and Wike, according to a former senator from Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Biobarakuma Degi- Eremienyo.
The senator spoke against the background of the seeming ethnic sentiments being introduced into the squabble. He said Fubara should avoid people who believe that rift was an Ijaw-Ikwerre issue, adding that “head or tail, Wike is the answer.
“Giving ethnic coloration to the Rivers state crisis is baseless. The Ijaws and Ikwerres in Rivers State are peaceful neighbours and Governor Siminalayi Fubara should not allow some people with double standards to mislead him continuously.
“Though I am from Bayelsa State, whatever concerns the people of Rivers state also concerns Bayelsa, and at this material time, I can’t keep sealed lips even as a Port Harcourt boy. Leaders of the Ijaw nation must say the truth. Governor Sim Fubara should make sincere lasting peace with Wike. Being a two-time governor of a sensitive state like Rivers means a lot. I have confidence that my brother Gov. Sim can do it in his interest and in the interest of the State.”
Degi-Eremienyo who also assessed Wike’s performance in the Federal Capital Territory as a minister, said he was proud of the minister “with the landmark projects he has embarked upon, literally converting the FCT to a construction site and the aggressive approach in addressing the security challenges in the Federal Capital Territory is impressive. “
He urged residents of the FCT to give the minister their maximum support to achieve the agenda he has mapped out to reposition the Centre of Unity to a world class city.