Rivers: Fubara Respected All Agreements, But They Ambushed Us With A Judgement – Commissioner


The Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Joe Johnson has said that it was only Governor Siminalayi Fubara that adhered to the 8-point agreement with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as part of his determined efforts to address the political crisis in the State.

Johnson, who stated this during an interview on News Central TV’s breakfast show, said that on the other hand, the Rivers State House of Assembly members loyal to former Governor Nyesom Wike instigated the disruption of the peace agreement with the president.


The Information Commissioner noted that one of the key points of the agreement was that both parties would withdraw all court cases, adding however while Governor Fubara complied by withdrawing all cases, the Assembly members went behind and secured a judgment from Justice Omotosho’s court in Abuja, thereby undermining the agreement.

Johnson specifically expressed disappointment over the actions of the State Assembly members, stressing that their manoeuvres seriously violated the spirit of the peace accord brokered by President Tinubu and also threatened to reignite tensions in the state.

In the words of Johnson; “Of the eight points of agreement, we kept to all of them. But rather than the House of Assembly members to keep their own part of the bargain, they secretly ran to Omotosho’s court, got a judgement after we had withdrawn in keeping with the agreement.

“Mr President said all the parties should withdraw all cases. We withdrew and came back, they went ahead and got us ambushed and got a judgement.

“Is that the way to respect the President? The answer is no….,” he stressed.

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