President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday intervened in the rift between Rivers State Governor, Simi Fubara, and his predecessor in office, Nyesom Wike, which has dragged the state into a political crisis.
Tinubu’s intervention was made known by the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed while speaking with State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting presided over by the President at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The President used the opportunity of the Police Council meeting which both attended as members, to mediate and perhaps end the feud between the two political allies.
Despite their clash, Fubara and Wike had earlier exchanged pleasantries inside the Council Chambers venue of the meeting before it commenced.
The Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed, who is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, PDP-Governors Forum also revealed that the opposition governors have resolved to work with the president because he has shown good faith by not interfering with governorahip cases brought before the courts by PDP members.
The peace moves followed the confirmation of Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector General of Police, IGP, by the council.
The minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, stressed that the council confirmed him because he had performed well since he was appointed in an acting capacity.
He stated that Egbetokun has also provided a blueprint for ensuring the security of the country, which indicates his suitability for the post.