Rivers crisis: Fubara did not sign Tinubu’s peace deal – Eze, APC chieftain claims

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has claimed that Rivers State Governor Sim Fubara did not sign the peace agreement brokered by President Bola Tinubu.

There were reports that Fubara and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Minister Nyesom Wike signed a peace agreement at the Presidential Villa on Monday, during a meeting with the President.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, Eze said, “Governor Fubara didn’t sign the agreement as he signed the unwise pact with black biro instead of red biro as expected of him as a Governor so such signing has no bearing as the pact is unimplementable.”

“The document has some question mark as the whole handwritings are all same which is not possible indicating that the document was prepared before the commencement and conclusion of the meeting. Check the writing carefully in the attached document.

“All signatures were signed before Wike and Ribadu signed. Even Tony Okocha wanted to sign with the red biro.”

Eze, in the same vein, urged Fubara to consult widely before taking any further action.

He described the terms of the peace agreement as unacceptable.

The statement added, “Having carefully and critically read through the truce initiated by President Tinubu to address the lingering political crisis in Rivers State, I wish to highlight that the eight point agreement is but unconstitutional, illegal, unacceptable, undemocratic, judicial abuse and a ploy to cage governance in Rivers State and buy temporary relief for Minister Nyesom Wike.

“The agreement failed woefully to address the major issues that brought up this conflict.

“Further reasons for the Rivers crisis are the criminal, draconic and dictatorial interference of the FCT minister in the governance of the State and the continued dehumanization and disrespect of Sir Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State.

“The said agreement did not address these issues or at least tame Wike’s excesses; and having failed in this regard and coupled with the order that the ex-lawmakers who by their defection from PDP to APC have lost their seats, to continue to act as lawmakers, against the relevant provisions of the Constitution, is totally absurd, unacceptable, condemnable and is an attempt by President Tinubu to usurp the judiciary powers which he doesn’t have.”

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