In response to President Tinubu’s involvement in resolving the ongoing political rift between Rivers State Governor, Siminialayi Fubara, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, the former PDP Spokesman, Ologbondiyan, issued a stern warning against what he deemed unconstitutional interference.
Ologbondiyan argued that Tinubu’s declarations on the Rivers State political crisis were in violation of the 1999 constitution. According to him, the law stipulates that INEC should conduct elections to fill the vacant seats in the Rivers House of Assembly due to lawmakers defecting from the PDP to the APC.
He expressed concern, stating, ‘The Asiwaju Declarations on Rivers State are unconstitutional and a wholesome abuse of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). @officialABAT, as a major beneficiary of our constitutional democracy, must not be allowed to turn our nation into a banana republic where anything goes.’
Earlier, Governor Wike and Fubara, after a meeting with Tinubu, reached resolutions that included dropping impeachment proceedings, withdrawing court matters, and recognizing the leadership of the Rivers Assembly and members who resigned from the PDP.
However, PDP members criticized Tinubu’s involvement, emphasizing his lack of political neutrality. Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to President Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, asserted that the President’s intervention aimed for peace in Rivers State, stating that Tinubu is the father of the nation.”