The 2023 Labor Party (LP) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo, has called for a speedy resolution to the political crisis rocking the South-South state.
Itubo, who spoke during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, urged the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to mend fences with his estranged godson, Governor Siminalayi Fubara, in the interest of the people of the state.
According to her, it is the people of Rivers State who will suffer if both men allow the differences between them to continue and fester.
“I am using this medium to call on the FCT Minister to come back to his godson (Fubara) so that they can mend their fences and move on,” Itubo said.
Furthermore, the LP candidate said why she withdrew her petition against Fubara's victory at the Supreme Court.
She explained that she took the step to demonstrate her interest in the peace of the state and her belief in what Fubara can do as governor of Rivers State.
According to her, she took the decision “because of the volatile nature, the tense nature in Rivers State”.
“You cannot say you want peace while you are still in court,” she said, adding that “Sir Fubara is a democrat and pro-labor and that is why I am doing this.”
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Amid the drama, several commissioners have also resigned from Governor Fubara's cabinet, while efforts to reconcile Wike and the governor have so far proven abortive.