*Says Tinubu not only has hand but whole body in Rivers crisis like of Ondo
*”Not Assembly but Governor has duty to choose location for parliaments sitting”
By KEMI KASUMU
“The Governor is the custodian of every state asset as such if the House of Assembly building no longer exists it is the responsibility of the Governor to provide an alternative place for the assembly to sit and not the Assembly to choose wherever they like.”
Former Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has been slammed over his attempt to exonerate his godfatger, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, from tbe crisis rocking major states in the country especially Rivers State.
He was picked from his recent comment where he insisted that Tinubu has no hand in the problem that has now knocked the heads of former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his successor Siminialayi Fubara together, unresolvably.
In his post titled, “FASHOLA DEMYSTIFIED”, and posted on his X account, former Spokesman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for 2019, Alhaji Umar Sani, replied Fashola with firm response, saying there would be no need for a soothsayer to believe that is “not only involved but that the hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob was navigating the whole censure trysts.”
Sani said in details: “I read somewhere that Babatunde Raji Fashola insists that Tinubu has no hand and is not in any way involved or connected with the political crisis that engulfed Rivers State some time ago between Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike and Siminilaye Fubara, Godfather and Son over the impeachment plot to remove the former. Like Ondo like Rivers State.
“From the resolutions of the truce in circulation, which was said to have been brokered by Tinubu no one needs a soothsayer to tell him that he was not only involved but that the hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob was navigating the whole censure trysts.
“Apart from the clause that suggests the dropping of the impeachment plot against Sim nothing else in the agreement favors the Governor. It is just a way to return to the status quo ante bellum, the way they were before the crisis began. This decision did not take cognizance of the loss of confidence and goodwill from both sides into consideration. It calculated and adopted pecuniary interests.
“The Governor is the custodian of every state asset as such if the House of Assembly building no longer exists it is the responsibility of the Governor to provide an alternative place for the assembly to sit and not the Assembly to choose wherever they like.
“As if the Governor is a kindergarten leader he is further instructed not to withhold the Assembly’s funds forthwith even to his detriment. In any case, the PDP will continue to pursue the issue of defection as it is beyond the spare of control or influence of the governor to mitigate.
“Another vexatious piece of information that filtered from the meeting in the Villa is that Tinubu was said to have threatened Fubara against non-compliance otherwise the consequences would be grievous as he might be booted out before Christmas. If this information happens to be true then state capture is completed and Fubara’s days are numbered.
“The only good thing coming out of that meeting for Fubara is that he is now fully recognized as the Governor and Wike can no longer dictate to him how to run the state. He will enjoy administrative, political, and financial independence even with Wike’s stooges breathing down his neck,” Umar Sani said.