A fresh political crisis is currently brewing in Rivers State following the insults hauled at Governor Siminalayi Fubara by the Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, Samuel Nwanosike.
The council Chairman, in a viral video posted on his official X handle, where he was addressing his supporters at Omerelu Community, accused Fubara of being naive.
Fubara and his predecessor, who is the current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, fell out in 2023 over the control of the political machinery in the state.
The LG Chairman, who is a Wike loyalist, alleged that Fubara had not achieved anything as Governor of the state since he took over the mantle of leadership from Wike on May 29, 2023.
According to him, “Any day the likes of Chijioke sent by Fubara insults Wike, I’ll insult Fubara; so today, Fubara is a foolish Governor, he’s not a ‘mumu’ Governor but a foolish Governor because since he took office in May 29th, he has done nothing for Rivers people.”
Nwanosike added that the allegation that Wike wanted to pocket Rivers State is far from the truth, saying Fubara “is very naive and doesn’t know what governance is all about. If he knows what governance is all about, by now, he would have been visiting Rivers State by the local government.
“Go and look at Igirita roundabout by Igirita market by Eleka Road; deathtrap, can’t move. Kidnapping everywhere in Rivers State and you say you’re a Governor”.