Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, announced on Tuesday that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has intervened to de-escalate the current political tensions in Rivers State.
Governor Mohammed made this revelation while addressing State House reporters following a meeting of the National Police Council presided over by the president at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mohammed, who said the president was talking to the parties involved in the imbroglio, added that it appeared there would be peace with his intervention.
“He (President Tinubu) has shown that he is President for PDP and APC. We are going to work with him.”
Daily Trust had reported that Governor Simi Fubara and Nyesom Wike, his predecessor who is currently Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), met at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday morning.
The duo, who reportedly fell out less than six months after succession, have been in the news since the reported move of the Rivers House of Assembly to impeach the governor.
Fubara had stormed the assembly while some lawmakers loyal to Wike were said to be planning his removal.
Addressing youths who trooped to Government House, Port Harcourt, over the development, Fubara vowed to resist any impeachment attempt against him.
The governor also dared his political opponents to tell him his offence before he would be removed.
“I know how you people are feeling, just take it easy. Great Rivers State youths. Great! When we have the youth, we have power,” Fubara said.
“But the difference with our own power is we will not misuse it. We woke up this morning to a very troubling news. We have gone to the Assembly to see for ourselves what has happened.
“On my way there, I was shot at directly by the (sic) operation, or whatever they call it. But it doesn’t matter, somebody will die one day. Whether you die inside your house or on the road. So my journey today, whatever it is that wants to happen, let it happen.
“If Siminalayi Fubara is in peace, I am not a force neither will I be…What I’m saying is that any attempt that is not justified will be resisted. Great Rivers people! That offence that I have committed, come out and tell the people of Rivers State. That’s what I want. That offence Fubara committed warrants impeaching me.