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Rivers crisis: Clark writes IGP, warns of looming danger, anarchy


Former Federal Commissioner for Data and South-South Chief, Chief Edwin Clark, has written to the Inspector Normal of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to, as a matter of urgency, wade into the disaster bedeviling Rivers State to keep away from anarchy and imminent hazard.

Based on the elder statesman, the disaster in Rivers State stemmed from the impeachment risk on Governor Siminalayi Fubara by Speaker Martins Amaewhule-led State Meeting, mentioned to be loyal to Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Clark, who raised the alarm over the escalating political disaster in Rivers State, mentioned that the pressing enchantment to the IGP highlights the necessity for swift motion to stop the disaster from spiraling uncontrolled and doubtlessly destabilizing your entire nation.

Whereas addressing newsmen at his Asokoro residence in Abuja on Tuesday, the Ijaw chief in an open letter to the Inspector Normal of Police and made accessible to the media him to step in to the political quagmire in Rivers State between the Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and his Predecessor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Nyesom Wike on one hand the Home of Meeting alternatively, saying that failure to nip the issue within the bud, would have a disastrous consequence.

Based on the Chief of Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, PANDEF, the IGP ought to instantly look into the risk on Governor Siminalayi Fubara by Speaker Martins Amaewhule-led State Meeting, mentioned to be loyal to Nyesom Wike with a view to forestall towards anarchy within the state by stopping the members of the Home of Meeting from parading themselves as lawmakers.

The Chief of Southern and Center Belt Leaders Discussion board, SMBLF defined that by advantage of part 109 (1g) 2 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, the 27 lawmakers ceased to be members of the Rivers State Meeting following their introduced decamping to the All Progressives Congress.

He urged the IGP to name to order the members of the Rivers State Home of Meeting from parading themselves and issuing provocative statements to intimidate and enhance rigidity in Rivers State which can at some point burst into open conflagration.

Clark, a senator of the 2nd Republic who expressed his issues over the state of affairs, famous that it poses a big risk to the peace, stability, and unity of the nation, simply as he warned that the latest unprovoked announcement by the Speaker and 26 former members of the Rivers State Home of Meeting may trigger a breakdown of regulation and order in Rivers State, with far-reaching penalties for the Niger Delta and Nigeria at massive.

Clark urged the IG) to take speedy motion to stop the state of affairs from escalating additional, emphasizing that the sanctity of the nation’s structure have to be upheld.

He reminded the IGP that the 27 former members of the Rivers State Home of Meeting have routinely forfeited their seats in accordance with part 109 (1g) 2 of the structure, and that they shouldn’t be allowed to proceed parading themselves as lawmakers.

Clark’s letter learn partially, “I’ve determined to deal with this letter to you as a senior citizen and Elder Statesman and I’ve served my nation for over 70 years and I will likely be 97 on the twenty fifth of Could.

“It’s due to this fact my obligation to wish to the almighty God always for the peace and stability of our nice nation. We owe it as an obligation to help President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Authorities which will likely be one 12 months on the twenty ninth of Could.

“We should due to this fact condemn and forestall any motion by any particular person or group of people that may threaten the peace, stability and unity of this nation.”

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