RIVERS: What Tinubu’s peace accord will do to Fubara – Shehu Sani


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Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted to Monday night purported intervention amd peace reportedly brokered by President Bola Tinubu in the Rivers State political cris.

He said the peace accord, which is against Governor Siminalayi Fubara, will remove the knife from Fubara’s neck and set it behind his back.

This online newspaper had earlier reported that Fubara and Wike, who had been at each other’s jugular veins over the control of Rivers State’s political structure and finances, continued the fight until it snowballed into 27 Wike’s loyalists among the 32 House of Assembly members defection g from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) and demolition of the state Assembly building, allegedly, by the governor.

The rift also witnessed nine Commissioners who had been injected into the Fubara’s cabinet resigning and ceasing to be members of his executive council.

In a bid to resolve the crisis, Tinubu brokered a peace deal between Wike and Fubara at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.

During the meeting, Tinubu issued an eight-point resolution as part of the peace deal.

However, Senator Shehu Sani stressed that the accord will only buy time for another round of battle, saying that after an analyst had warned Fubara to watch his back as neither Tinubu nor Wike could be taken serious when it comes to respecting agreement.

Posting on X, Sani wrote: “I have now read the Rivers agreement.The accord will remove the knife from the neck of Sim and set it behind his back.

“The accord will bury the hatchets with leaves.The accord outwardly sells peace, but internally buys time for another round of war.

“However, It can be better if the dialogue is periodically assessed and improved upon.”

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