Intervene In Rivers Crisis Before It goes Out Of Control – Bode George Tells PDP

Intervene In Rivers Crisis Before It goes Out Of Control – Bode George Tells PDP

Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has called on elders and stakeholders of the party to intervene in the political crisis rocking Rivers State “before it becomes a national conflagration.”

Speaking in Lagos on Friday, he also urged President Bola Tinubu not to treat with levity the threat by some lawmakers in the State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Chief George said that Rivers state is a PDP state, adding that nobody should sit on the fence and pretend as if everything is okay.

George maintained that all the PDP lawmakers who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have automatically lost their seats, saying they are not in position to threaten Governor Fubara.

He noted that their plot to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor is already in vain.

“Rivers’ people belong to the PDP. Those threatening to impeach the governor are being remote-controlled by some forces. This must stop because if Rivers is set on fire today, that may end this democracy.

“We should remember ‘Operation Wetie’ which started in the defunct Western Region and eventually consumed the nation and ended the First Republic in 1966.

“All the actors in this crisis in Rivers should avoid actions likely to cause breach of peace and breakdown of law and order in our country.

“Members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of our party should be the elders in the room, act swiftly and nip this crisis in the bud before it consumes everybody,” he said.


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