“President Can’t Be Headmaster”: Dele Momodu Blasts Tinubu Over Wike, Fubara Peace Deal

Dec 19, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • Mixed reactions have greeted President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in the political crisis rocking Rivers state
  • While some Nigerians applauded Tinubu for restoring peace and normalcy in Rivers state, a few Nigerians blamed Governor Sim Fubara for accepting the deal he struck with Nyesom Wike
  • However, a chieftain of the PDP, Dele Momodu, faulted Tinubu’s move and noted it was all a plot to drive Nigeria to a one-party state

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has condemned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s directives on the resolution of the Rivers state crisis.

Tinubu, Wike, Fubara, Dele Momodu
Momodu tackles Tinubu as Fubara and Wike reach an agreement.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – CON, GSSRS, Dele Momodu
Source: Facebook

This comes after Tinubu held a meeting with Governor Siminalayi Fubara, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike and other stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, December 18.

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Legit.ng reported that part of the resolution reached was that all impeachment proceedings initiated against Governor Fubara by the State House of Assembly should be dropped immediately.

Another resolution reached upon at the meeting that has got members of the opposition talking was that the leadership of the Rivers Assembly led by Martin Amaewhule shall be recognised alongside 27 members who resigned from the PDP.

Reacting, some Nigerians chided Governor Fubara for accepting the peace truce presented by Tinubu and his vice, KasHim Shettima.

Speaking on the development, Dele Momodu, in a post shared on his Facebook page, argued that President Tinubu cannot preside over issues regarding both state and federal levels or internal wrangling regarding the opposition parties.

He added that Tinubu would have been applauded if he had the courage and fairness to call Wike to order and work as a federal minister rather than interfering with issues of Rivers state.

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“The directives to RIVERS STATE by a Federal President is really absurd in legal terms… No President can be a Headmaster of both State and Federal,” Momodu said.

“Godfathers, copy Tinubu’s style”: Fubara sends stern message to Wike

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Siminalayi Fubara sent a strong message to godfathers in Rivers state as his rift with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, worsens.

The Rivers state governor advised political godfathers who wanted to model after the political dynasty of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to follow his positive principles of allowing his loyalists in leadership to lead the people without bringing them down.

He pointed out that despite Tinubu’s reservations about Ambode’s second term, the former Lagos governor was allowed to govern until seeking re-election, where the party denied him the ticket.

Wike vs Fubara: Justice, 7 other commissioners resigned so far

Also, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state political crisis has taken a new shape. Commissioners serving under Governor Fubara have started dumping the governor as he failed to make peace with his predecessor and godfather, Wike.

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As of the time of writing this report, no less than eight of the 18 commissioners have tendered their resignation as of Friday morning, December 15.

Source: Legit.ng





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