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River Crisis: Jonathan calls for truce, begs Wike, Fubara to work as a team



Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to bury their hachets and work together for the growth of the state.

Jonathan, who made the call during the flag-off of the Trans-Kalabari Road on Monday, said it was time the two political gladiators make peace as the political crisis rocking the state would not allow for a meaningful development.

The former President described the incessant battles between governors and their predecessors and the political tension in the state as worrisome.

The former allies have been at loggerheads since October last with parties divided between the two men.

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Jonathan said: “Outgoing governors and incoming governors must know that they are working together for the collective interest of the state.

“In the case of Rivers, Honourable Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Sim Fubara must work together to develop the land and people of Rivers State. The tension will not help.

“Rivers State is very critical in this nation. It is the heart of the Niger Delta.”

The former president reminded the combatants that the oil-rich state which was crucial to the nation’s development and must not to be thrown into crisis.

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