The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, and Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State should be given an opportunity to resolve their differences peacefully.
The Vice President of the Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND), Thompson Fuoye, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
Fouye warned those fueling the crisis between Wike and his successor to stop immediately as no one was present when the two agreed on certain things.
He said those who deepened the misunderstanding between Fubara and Wike did so in their quest for peanuts and other monetary compensation for selfish reasons.
The statement reads: “I am talking about those who are merchants, miscreants and ophthalmologists, people who write all kinds of nonsense to fuel this crisis; they must stop immediately. The peace we enjoy in Port Harcourt and Rivers State is sacred to some of us who are part of Rivers State, even though we are not from Rivers State but are stakeholders in the Niger Delta; therefore, we expect peace to reign in Rivers State.
“Peace is the only thing that guarantees development, and in this crisis between Wike and Fubara, I advise those who have data in their phone and who support Sim or Wike, are trying to cause trouble, spread rumors and cause more confusion, should stop this nonsense.
“Fubara and Wike are leaders who had drawn up their agreements and structures internally. Neither of these people were present when they had their conversations, so they had to stay away and not try to cause problems for either of them.
“We hear people saying, ‘Stay in your Abuja and be your FCT minister.’ We hear people say: ‘A deal is a deal.’ All this nonsense has to stop. They must allow real leaders who are concerned about peace to take up the matter, see them both sheathe their swords and gain understanding.
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“We don’t want people all writing nonsense on social media, because if one person writes here and the other person writes there, that means you’re causing more problems. So those who seek cheap recognition must stop so that we can have peace.”
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